On 25.07.2009 02:46, Christian Kujau wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 at 09:26, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> > > # losetup -r /dev/loop0 /path/to/IRIXbackup
> > > # hexedit /dev/loop0 ...or whatever tool you'll be using.
> > Which has what advantage over directly changing the image?
> Sean mentioned the "thrashing of the old disk" and I figured I'd be
> worried not only by that but that the old disk might die anytime soon. So
> I wanted to present an alternative to do the search - I don't know too
> much about his setup, so it's up to him to follow this advice or not.
I meant: What is the advantage of using the a loop-device (of the image)
instead of directly using the image?
> > Even with just 10MB/s it's less than 4 Minutes for 2GB.
> > In comparison it takes over 3 hours to copy a modern 1TB HDD @ 80MB/s.
> ?? (what kind of comparison is that?)
That you can read/write whole "ancient" discs without having to wait for
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