[Sugar-devel] SoaS won't boot XO-1s?

Elena of Valhalla elena.valhalla at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 11:35:20 EDT 2009

2009/3/27 Martin Dengler <martin at martindengler.com>:
> It's a lot better not to re-format *at all* USB sticks one gets if one
> can help it:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device
> http://thunk.org/tytso/blog/2009/02/20/aligning-filesystems-to-an-ssds-erase-block-size/

actually, the issues in these links seems to be mostly with
partitioning rather than plain formatting; under e.g. linux a simple

mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1

shouldn't be more problematic than simply writing the same (small
AFAIK) amount of data.

Elena ``of Valhalla''

email: elena.valhalla at gmail.com

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