How to copy LARGE files using linux cp command ?
Posted on 2008-10-23
I am very new to Linux ! I have been playing around with creating a bootable installation of PCLinuxOS 2007 on a usb stick. I have been using a LiveCD in a Windows host machine and have been trying to write the large livecd.sqfs file to a FAT16 formatted partition on a usb stick using 'cp'. This all starts and runs just fine for a minute or two, then always halts with the following error ...
cp: reading [file] input/output error
... or very similar. What causes this to happen ? and how can I resolve it ? I've looked at 'scp' but it really should not be necessary to encrypt a file just to copy it.