Large Files become Corrupt when copied to cd or usbpen drive
I am not really sure where to start but I suspect that I have a hardware problem with one of my boxes.
My laptop can transfer files to a usb drive which then can be loaded and installed on other systems. My second, older, "test" box can also transfer files to both the usbpen drive and can burn the files to a cd which then install correctly. If I download a file to my third, newest system the files (slackware *.tgz packages) install fine on the new box but when I try to transport those files to my laptop or the "test" box they do not install and give the error message that the files are corrupt. This is particulary evident with files larger than 4-5mb. Small files ~0.5mb seem less likely to become corrupted with transfer or burning.
I have a Gigabyte GA7-VTXH mobo, Athlon 1600XP, 256mb PC2100 ECC CAS 2 ram x 2 and a WD 7200 8mb cache 80gb HD.
I have set the CAS latency up in the BIOS from 2 -> 2.5 and have run memtest which shows no errors. I also have to repair my file system frequently (all files *ext3) with e2fsck.
I also changed out the cpu which did not fix the problem.
Any help appreciated.
Last edited by shepper; 11-08-2003 at 12:20 PM.