On Sun, 17 Sep 2006, Tim Costermans wrote:
> The command below (to extract the image), takes more than 4 hours to
> A little bit to long in my opinion to access the Image and check if the file
> you are looking for is there.
> gunzip -dc test_t43p.gz | cp --sparse=always /dev/stdin test_t43_outo
> I ran this command on a x86 Ubuntu Dapper computer with 600 MB RAM and 800
> MHz CPU.
> Maxtor Hard disk with DMA enabled.
> Can't I get faster access to the image.
> I don't expect it to be as fast as the Norton Ghost image reading tool,
> but a little bit faster would come in handy.
Well, I can't tell you how to tune your hardware or your Linux system,
that's outside the scope here. What I can tell you is that the g4u image
is just a compressed disk image that starts with the mbr and has
everything else in it that you can access from Linux later on, as
described in the URL you posted.
Why don't you try a simple "gunzip test_t43p.gz" for a start?