Sandgrounder wrote:OK - sorry. I should have added more details.
The build is the Rasbian build as supplied by Farnell two weeks ago ....
.... but I have run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade a number of times including today.
It is the Pi which crashes when the file is partly transfered. There is room on both sticks. I tried it on two Pis - both 512M from Farnel two weeks ago.
Since my last post, I have thought of a work around, which is to use raspi-config to extend the root partition to the full 16Gbyte avalable on the CD card and to FTP the file to that. (worked first time). I can also copy the 2Gbyte file from the SD card to the USB memory sticks with no problems. It is when I try to use the wired Network and the USB stick at the same time that Raspbian falls over.
I will leave you alone to discuss the USB problem, unless you want to tell me where I might find any log information. I can not see anyting in /var/log/messages but I am not sure what to look for.
I have not been able to reproduce this problem between Raspbian and a Ubuntu system. (No XP system at the moment) 2+Gig file back and forth several times on a wired network, diffed each time with and without X.
Pi overclocked at 1.1+ GHz, original, un-modified board... Tried a smaller file on the wireless network for the hell of it as well.... So, what other differences? I run from an external HDD, not the SD card, 2A supply on the GPIO header, PS also powers a 4-port hub with kbd/mouse, WiFi and a 4G USB stick.
I can't think what else to try, except put an XP system back together and run the same test over and over.... or until something breaks.
At least I have last weeks back-up moved to 2 different places now
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