[IAEP] Cloning USB sticks Re: How to damage a Flash strorage Device

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Tue Aug 4 14:23:17 EDT 2009

I see that the LVM file structure used in F11 is not addressed in the 
wiki reference.
I am attaching a screen shot of the structure of one of the sticks FYI.

Are we any better in using live-cd creator for USB creation in Strawberry.?
Is the compressed fs safer to use?
I do not know how to predict what will happen other than see how long 
the USB Sticks last.

The file structure may be more stable vs all writes going to the overlay 
in strawberry, but that will
be determined I guess in field testing.


Tom Gilliard

Luke Faraone wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 03:03, Sascha Silbe <
> sascha-ml-ui-sugar-iaep at silbe.org> wrote:
>> [copying USB stick via dd]
>>> Sucessfully copies the USB stick! this is an exact copy and boot and  runs
>>> well.
>> Just a word of caution: Because it's an exact copy, it will duplicate your
>> "identity" as well if you've ever logged in to Sugar and entered your name
>> before on the source USB stick. You will need to remove some files in
>> ~/.sugar in order for collaboration to work properly in that case.
> Also, per http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device ,
> you may get better milage out of your USB disk if you don't use DD, but
> rather just copy over the files.
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