Bug 600703 - USB-Flash Drive installation very slow
Summary: USB-Flash Drive installation very slow
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-05 17:38 UTC by Alice K
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:59 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 17:34:23 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
System Data on smolt, Xorg and dmesg (144.48 KB, application/octet-stream)
2010-06-05 17:38 UTC, Alice K
no flags Details

Description Alice K 2010-06-05 17:38:32 UTC
Created attachment 421458 [details]
System Data on smolt, Xorg and dmesg

Description of problem:
Installing the Fedora-13-i386-DVD full version onto a HP 16GB USB-Flash drive using a PC took about three hours.  In comparison, install it on the hard disk took less than 30 minutes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Partition 300 MB for /boot.  2GB for swap (encrypt).  12 GB for / root (encrypt)
2.  Install Fedora-13-i386-DVD image onto the USB-Flash Drive using a PC

Actual results:
Installation took more than three hours to complete.

Expected results:
Like installing onto the Hard Disk, the basic installation should be less than 30 minutes.

Additional info:
Installing Fedora-12-i386-DVD onto a HP 16 GB USB-Flash Drive using a notebook took more than five hours.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-07 22:08:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Expected results:
> Like installing onto the Hard Disk, the basic installation should be less than
> 30 minutes.

Hard drives and USB keys often have very different write speeds. That being said, assigning to kernel for diagnosis of any potential performance issues.

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