ahh. Thanks. Great. Also does the bs always has to be 1MB? What if I give bs=2MB and count=250 to create a 500MB space. This quesiton might be stupid but I am curious to know. Aslo I read the man page but I was not able to figure out anything from there.
Also I when I gave the following command:
dd if=/dev/zero of=file.out bs=1MB count=450
to create a file of size 450MB, it did created the file but the system got really slow after that. My windows were dragging when I try to move them around or switch from one window to another.?
Any ideas why this is happening?
Thank you once again.
Last edited by kushalkoolwal; 11-04-2005 at 01:32 PM.