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Old 11-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jamesf View Post
Replying to theNbomr: Could it have been the write cache that was messing you up?
I assume that is the cause. On magnetic media, it probably isn't an issue. Whenever the cache can hold an appreciable percentage of the destination device, it might be.
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This reply is to Clarence-Adams. (I know, I should have quoted.)

That's ... expected, if you think about it.

I just tried it as you are running it, with two different ttys. Ctrl-Alt-F2 is running dd and I logged in on Ctrl-Alt-F3 and issued the kill command. The output is on Ctrl-Alt-F2, where dd is running.

My example failed because I backgrounded dd and did it all from one terminal.

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Thanks jamesf, I got it. I guess it's complete whenever it says (40.0 GB) copied. Thanks for your help everybody.


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