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Old 26 August 2001, 04:11   #42
Give up the ghost
Join Date: Apr 2001
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Another thing that can make it take longer is the size of the drive. Since you have three partitions, you aren't really shut down because if you need to write data, you can do so to one of the valid partitions. It will slow down the system, obviously, while AmigaDOS plows through the drive sectors verifying that they are indeed OK. Sometimes you may lose some file fragments, other times you won't. Just avoid writing to the drive if you think your system has somehow become unstable. As Codetapper pointed out, writing to RAM is the best bet.

When I used to do graphic intensive work on the Amiga, I'd save everything to RAM and then go to Opus (or the shell) and hand move the files to the hard drive. Not exactly foolproof (I've still had it crash while doing this), but it's still better than the other way if you are using a program that is flaky about crashing.
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