Questions about writing to CF



  • Got this error message: 3816529920 bytes writtenWrite error after 3816529920 bytes (8192).

    Is this going to cause issue?
    Why am I getting this issue, is it related to Windows or my CF card?
    Should I be OK just using a 2GB image instead?

    Trying to write the 4GB image to a 4GB Kingston CF Elite Pro.

    c:\Pfsense>physdiskwrite -u pfSense-2.0-RC3-4g-i386-20110621-1821-nanobsd.img.gz

    physdiskwrite v0.5.2 by Manuel Kasper mk@neon1.netSearching for physical drives…

    Information for \.\PhysicalDrive0:
      Windows:      cyl: 77823
                      tpc: 255
                      spt: 63
    Information for \.\PhysicalDrive1:
      Windows:      cyl: 464
                      tpc: 255
                      spt: 63

    Which disk do you want to write? (0..1) 1
    WARNING: that disk is larger than 2 GB! Make sure you're not accidentally
    overwriting your primary hard disk! Proceeding on your own risk...
    About to overwrite the contents of disk 1 with new data. Proceed? (y/n) y
    Found compressed image file
    3816529920 bytes writtenWrite error after 3816529920 bytes (8192)./mk@neon1.net



  • try smaller image



  • Thank you for the reply, I used the 2GB image and it seems to be good.

    c:\Pfsense>physdiskwrite -u pfSense-2.0-RC3-2g-i386-20110621-1821-nanobsd.img.gz

    physdiskwrite v0.5.2 by Manuel Kasper mk@neon1.netSearching for physical drives…

    Information for \.\PhysicalDrive0:
      Windows:      cyl: 77823
                      tpc: 255
                      spt: 63
    Information for \.\PhysicalDrive1:
      Windows:      cyl: 464
                      tpc: 255
                      spt: 63

    Which disk do you want to write? (0..1) 1
    WARNING: that disk is larger than 2 GB! Make sure you're not accidentally
    overwriting your primary hard disk! Proceeding on your own risk...
    About to overwrite the contents of disk 1 with new data. Proceed? (y/n) y
    Found compressed image file
    2001194496/2001194496 bytes written in total/mk@neon1.net

    Not sure why it gives that error on 4GB image, but should be good to go I guess.



  • Your CF manufacturer actually made a bit smaller card than 4GB or one reason is that manufacturers define 4GB differently. In this forum we're already discussed this same thing over and over again.


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