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Bug#870628: Please warn about slow starts on USB

On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 07:55:09PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> The gtk initrd is like 38MB, at USB 1.0 speed (1.5Mbps) that's almost
> two minutes yes.  I however wonder how old a computer needs to be to be
> only 1.0...

I have never seen a machine with only 1.0 USB that could boot from USB.
I don't think the concept of booting from USB existed until we had USB 2.
It was just too slow to comprehend trying.

And how could a 64bit machine have only USB 1.0?  Not a chance.

Now if the USB key happens to be a Kingston Datatraveller G3 like the
one on my desk, then I can believe it taking forever and crashing.
That thing is an unreliable piece of crap that somehow claims to be USB3.

Len Sorensen

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