> 3. has anybody used external flashcard writers to write the cards on a
> linux based system? And which? Maybe it's the "writer" that causes the
All kinds of people use external CF writers to write cards on Linux.
I've never heard of any problems when it's done right. But I also
don't think I've ever heard of anybody using the CF slot on a printer.
I'm not familiar with how those work vs. the normal CF writers the
rest of us use, that might be a problem.
I don't know the answer to most of your comments, but the only time
I've ever seen or heard of read errors on Soekris boards are from
writing it wrong, like using /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sda, or a CF
card that the Soekris boards just don't like. They're pickier than
most external card writers, cameras, and other devices that use CF.
Use a good quality card like a Sandisk and that shouldn't be an issue.
They have all kinds of problems with cheap and no-name CF cards.