Ubuntu :: USB Stick V 2.0 Is Now Becoming Very Slow
Apr 8, 2011
The latter ubuntu version (10.10) seems to be getting fatter and fatter.Running ubuntu 10.10 from USB stick v 2.0 is now becoming very very slow.Is there a way to streamline it ? I only need to use one reliable browser (firefox ubuntu often got compatibility problem) and openoffice.Has anyone tried running ubuntu via USB Stick v 3.0 ?
Now that I'm on Ubuntu, I love the look of it. Navigating the OS menus is fast and programs are generally fast once they're running, but they're extremely slow when first opened (basic programs like Firefox, OpenOffice Writer, etc.). Is this because I'm running Ubuntu off of a USB stick? I don't know if I'd make the full switch if programs typically open this slow, but otherwise I love Ubuntu.
With Ubuntu 10.10 server installed on an - AMD Athlon II X2 235E CPU AM3 - 2GB DDR3
Installed on a software raid 1 of 16 GB usb sticks that can sustain 24MB/s read and 13MB/s write rates running - ssh - zfs-fuse installed from apt - samba
With the zfs using the sata II controller, with a 2TB, 1.5TB and 500GB in a raidz1 (I know, it's uneven, I'll be changing them all to 2TB once I get the data off those drives).
However I'm experiencing a REALLY REALLY exceptionally slow zfs performance of only 600KB/s transfer rate even when using the command:
To test. CPU usage is only at 25% (with dedup=on) however I notice that the usb sticks are regularly transferring data during this write to the zfs pool. Also when doing a zpool scrub it completes 9.6GB of scrubbing in well under 2 minutes. Admittedly it shouldn't actually be doing much as no data was changed by me while the 3rd drive was unavailable.
I'm thinking that there is some data being temporarily saved to the main system drive (usb sticks) and then transferred to the pool, and this is causing a bottle neck. Note both 16gb usb sticks are plugged in to the same usb 2 host controller, but the combined write bandwidth of those sticks is not enough to saturate a usb2 bus.
I tried Ubuntu Network version on a USB stick on my Netbook Samsung NF210 with 2GB RAM but this does not seem to be a viable way forward to me. Ubuntu on USB stick seems very slow to load. When resuming seemed to throw up errors. Resuming from Windows takes 3 seconds. I am reluctant to dual boot my netbook with Ubuntu after my experiences with my spare laptop. Is there a safe way to install Ubuntu on a netbook to dual boot with Windows Starter? how I get Ubuntu to work with a 'Three' Mobile dongle?
I installed openSUSE 11.3 with KDE4 on three different computers. Only one of them has the following problem: When I use my Sandisk Cruzer USB-stick (FAT32 formatted), copying is extremely slow. Also, the taskbarpanel notifier does not show a progressbar or a cancel button during copying. It only shows that is copying but I can not cancel. On the other two computers, the same stick works ok. The computer has the following mainboard: Asus M4A87TD/USB3
i was writing a .img file to my usb stick with ImageWriter, but it didn't seem to do anything so i clicked the close gtk button and pulled the stick out of my pc. now my pc gives my an when i try to open the stick. is there any way to fix this. I can use win xp pro, win xp media center, win 7 starter, ubuntu 9.10 and ubuntu 10.04
I'm about to ditch Freenas as my NAS software and make it an Ubuntu server box. The mainboard is an Asus AT3ION-T dual core Atom board. Freenas runs happily from USB stick. I have no optical device to install Ubuntu from and would like to install Ubuntu Server to a USB stick.
I'm an Ubuntu user since Jaunty, and I've always upgraded my system (NOT fresh install). Everything went fine, but yesterday I upgraded to Lucid. My only concern -for now- deals with startup time. I'm a desktop user (Core2@3GHz) so I think I should boot in less than 10 seconds. Anyway, boot time is 30 seconds - not too much, but there is definetly something wrong with tools I don't know (ureadahead, plymouth, etc.). Attached is my bootchart: can anyone explain me what's wrong?
Also, I don't even see a plymouth Ubuntu themed bootsplash: I only see a blank (black) screen standing for seconds, then I see the bootsplash for less then half a second, then GDM appears :S Not crucial -I know- but how can I fix it? (I don't know if it's related, but I can see the animation at shutdown)Finally, GNOME desktop takes too long to load. I don't know why, but there are 15/30 seconds in between login sound and a usable desktop (with panels and icons, I mean).Please help me, I don't want to do a fresh install. Boot speed is not a dial with desktops - I know - but it can be a symptom that my system is a bit a messy (and I don't like it, since I installed Jaunty less then 1 year ago). (!Forgot! I also installed grub2 by hand
Whenever I transfer a movie into my 16GB USB flash disk, my whole system becomes windows-like and unusable!
When i drag the file(s) into the USB disk folder, it starts out fine and pretty darn fast (25mb/sec) then slowly decreases until it's unbearably slow (3m/sec) and as a side effect my whole system starts deteriorating. I basically have to wait for the file to finish transferring before i can use my desktop again!
This has been happening with every version since Karmic (all 64bit)- I put up with it because I don't use the USB stick that much.. but lately it's been my go to source for transfering large files to/from work.
I have good experience in microsoft enviroment, now tiring to use linux, i tried Ubuntu 9.10, OpenSuse on different computers bur there is same big problem: Very slow download speed compared to microsoft.same file at same time downloaded by microsoft winxp toke incomparable short time. for example file 5.5MB attached to e-mail on Yahoo toke ~1minute to download on winxp computer,same file at same computer but with Ubuntu takes more thane 30minutes!
My wireless seems to be fast for a good 30secs then bang takes good while to load the next page almost as if it's disconnecting and then reconnecting/scanning reconnecting. Why cant it stay connected. I have WAP PSK security here is my network setting please let me know if I should change any of them:(side not is there a way to fix this problem occuring so frequently it says on the wiki that it should only occur once in a whilce https:[url].....
So I've been running Ubuntu in a VM environment for a while, seeing if I like it. I think it's something I'd like to have as the primary OS on my netbook, so I downloaded the latest Netbook Remix version (9.10). Problem is, I can't get the thing to boot from my USB stick. Before we get into any lessons on how to set up a USB stick to be bootable, and how to adjust the BIOS's boot priority... let me say that I've used this exact stick and this exact laptop in the past just fine. When my netbook came home from the store with WinXP on it, I created a Live USB using unetbootin v3.56 and made the stick bootable with a gparted-live ISO. I used this to boot from the stick and partition my drive in half so that I could load the Win7 RC onto the other partition. Everything worked great then. I blew away those partitions and went back to a single partition when I loaded up my full Win7 OS a few weeks ago.
I'm wondering if it's possible that Win7 does something special with the bootloader to prevent this stick from being recognized? I know that sounds kinda far fetched, but I have a vague sense of having read this somewhere, but I can't find anything along those lines now. Just to be sure, I went into the BIOS and took out both the CD and the HDD from the boot sequence, so the only thing in there was the "removable device". However, when booting from the stick in this configuration, I got a "please insert an operating system" type message. When I started this process, the stick was still in "LiveUSB" mode with the gparted OS - however, I didn't test it in Win7 to see if it would have booted from it. I just assumed that it would have since the last time I used this USB stick, it was to boot into gparted-live.
I copied the unr 9.10 iso to my usb stick fine using the program from pendrivelinux for ubuntu 9.1. I think it worked well, because it now has a ubuntu logo on the usb and says "install ubuntu netbook remix." When I get to the BIOS menu and to the boot options, I get a box which says three things: SDD slot, D: drive, and disabled (maybe talking about the D)When I press enter on the D: drive nothing happens. When I say to save configuration and exit it goes right to xp again. I have no idea what to do... I'm on an EEEpc 1005-HA running xp.
If I create a usb stick with the applications provided by ubuntu and I choose to save files in the stick (with the available option - cant remember the name), will I be able to install packages and have them available the next time I boot?
I wish to install a fully working Ubuntu system on my 16GB USB disk so that when I boot from my USB stick I get directly into Ubuntu. I do not want to be prompted with the option of "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu". How do I do this?
Though everything is mentioned in the 'Download' section in regard to installation through CD, & generally in every PC, first Boot device is always the CD Rom, what changes ought to be made to install Ubuntu 10.10 using a USB stick?Will the BIOS section allow me to choose the first BOOT DEVICE as my thumb drive?, in order to install Ubuntu using it?
I'm using an old netbook with Ubuntu Remix 9.04 and I thought it's about time I installed the newest version.Therefore I put the latest Ubuntu Netbook version on my 4GB USB stick with USB Startup Disk Creator.Furthermore I would like to have the Desktop version on the same USB stick. I tried but the second version (Desktop) seems to overwrite the first (Netbook). Is it possible at all to have 2 bootable versions side by side on one USB stick?
I have linux installation which is on USB flash drive...there are two partitions. how to clone it to another USB. I tried manualy creating partitions on new flash drive and manualy copyng files but this doesn't work.
I have this weird problem with my usb drive (Transcend 8 gb). It had been working fine for 2-3 months. But then all of my systems, except one stopped detecting this drive. Connecting the usb to these systems has no effect - no /dev file created and nothing shows up in dmesg and lsusb.
And on the one system (out of 5) where it works properly ,lsusb has this output: Bus 002 Device 007: ID 8564:1000 // As seen here, there is no device name listed Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:0024 Hewlett-Packard KU-0316 Keyboard Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:00cb Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse v2.0 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I didn't do anything special with this usb, just using it as normal (data transfer etc). And no, I don't connect my usbs to Windows systems. I have formatted it, ran fsck but nothing worked.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 atm and it's not detecting my USB stick.Well I think it knows it's there but I can't open it and well,not too familiar with all the terminal codes thus I could use some help in that department.I can get the USB stick to work on windows and never had a problem with it really...
I am taking a Geology class this semester and we were assigned a CD that has an interactive program on it. I didn't like the access speed- especially when the narrator was supposed to talk. The DVD/CDRW drive had to spin up and... then the narrator spoke.I'm wondering if I can create an ISO image of that CD and then transfer it to a SD card so it's less noisy and less pokey than a CD.I only have Brasero at this point so I don't know if that program will be enough
I am aware of the fact that Ubuntu can be installed and booted form a USB stick. No problem. What I wanted to know is if this year's Ubuntu is smart enough to not trash the USB stick with excessive writes to a specific sector.
While USB sticks are not expensive, if the OS is going to thrash them, it limits its usefulness.
i have a failing hdd and need to run ubuntu from a usb stick instead of normal.i dont need to know how to have a live image on a usb stick and install to the hdd cause i dont have a hdd that works (or the money to buy a new one) what i need to know is if there is a way for me to run a full featured install of ubuntu from my usb stick.by full featured i mean, able to save options and general usage and not the "try" feeling of a live os.
btw the reason for all this is having a computer telling me all the time since installing ubuntu 9.10 that i have many bad sectors.when trying to erase the whole hdd with dnk (dariks nuke somthhing) i get the same message so i dont think its a scam (read about a bug in 9.10 causing working hardware to look like failing)i really need some help.also if anyone knows if theres a way to make a bad sectored hdd work again.