[tex-live] Installation on an USB Stick

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Dec 2 01:15:03 CET 2015

On 2015-12-01 at 22:53:42 +0100, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:

 > I have had a udf-formatted usb stick for a while, but now and then
 > it would get pathologically slow. I thought the usb stick might be
 > failing, but after reformatting as vfat it was fine. This was under
 > Linux.

Did you install UDF on the whole stick (/dev/sdx) or did you create a
partition table and installed it in a partition (/dev/sdx1)?  If you
did the latter, do you remember the file system type you specified?
fdisk's default is Linux (0x83) but AFAIR UDF needs something like
VFAT which might be supported by fdisk under another name.  I remember
that the file system type in the partition table was crucial but I
don't remember what I actually did.

However, creating UDF on the whole stick worked fine and I'll try the
stick on Windows tomorrow.

Norbert wrote:

 > [...] if someone wants to play around and report results, I would
 > be *VERY* happy.

Let's try to make Norbert happy.  I'm quite interested as well.


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