eric at brouhaha.com
Sun Mar 20 15:00:44 CST 2005
> It wasn't a swap partition I created in flash. It was an OS
> install partition (to install the OS FROM, not to). I was learning the
> intricacies of "label & newfs" at the time, and had quite a few attempts
> in a short interval but the lexar drive died. This happened again to a
> second one in short order.
Strange. I've done a lot of that sort of thing on Sandisk CF and SD
cards with no trouble. And I have used a 2GB Sandisk CF as a swap
partition on a laptop for more than nine months with no observed ill
> Then again, maybe I just had two bad devices in a row.
Possible, but seems unlikely. I'm not sure how else to explain it
though. Overwriting an entire partition in a CF multiple times to
do installations *from* shouldn't cause any significant wear.
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