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    Caos Linux creating XFS takes AGES.


    Writing XFS to SDA1... 30minutes. Writing XFS to SDA2... went for an hour and then I thought 'this is rediculous!', so I tried with EXT3 file system.

    Writing EXT3 to SDA1... 30 minutes. Writing EXT3 to SDA2.. I let it run all night, and when I woke up it was STILL GOING.

    I decided I'd download it again, MD5sums were fine (according to K3B) and I wrote to a cd. I let it run and then went to school.

    When I got home (about 1 1/2 hours ago) it said:

    Writing XFS to SDA1... Done.
    Writing XFS to SDA2... Done.
    Writing XFS to SDA3... Done.
    Writing XFS to SDA5...

    And it is STILL going. What is wrong? Surely it doesn't take THAT long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wifi_is_evil
    Writing XFS to SDA1... 30minutes. Writing XFS to SDA2... went for an hour and then I thought 'this is rediculous!', so I tried with EXT3 file system.

    Writing EXT3 to SDA1... 30 minutes. Writing EXT3 to SDA2.. I let it run all night, and when I woke up it was STILL GOING.

    I decided I'd download it again, MD5sums were fine (according to K3B) and I wrote to a cd. I let it run and then went to school.

    When I got home (about 1 1/2 hours ago) it said:

    Writing XFS to SDA1... Done.
    Writing XFS to SDA2... Done.
    Writing XFS to SDA3... Done.
    Writing XFS to SDA5...

    And it is STILL going. What is wrong? Surely it doesn't take THAT long!
    i don't know how to help, but that does sound like an extremely long time. USB drive? (i get that from the "sda") how big's the drive?

    it only takes a few seconds to format my 40gb drive in my desktop..

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    run as root:

    hdparm -i /dev/sda
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    Hah- thanks guys. It is not a USB drive. Anyway, it doesn't matter now. My computer was playing up and then my BIOS went. I'm looking around on an asus forum, if that doesn't help then I guess it is RMA time. I'll try to install Caos again when my computer works!

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    It doesn't matter if it is USB, I wanted to check DMA in your disk
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