Talk:Flash drive test results

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"notes" column

The "notes" column has to be short or else the table will be difficult to read, soon. How shall we deal with lenghty entries of interest ? Probably one might rename the column to something like "how to", leaving just space for a link to a separate howto-page, where details of the tested setup are given.

How's that? ⇔ ChristTrekker z 21:28, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Nice :)
Yes, very useful. Might it be possible to use the same footer in multiple instances?
To reuse the same comment, I believe the syntax is <ref name="foo">Text</ref> on the first instance and <ref name="foo" /> on subsequent ones. ⇔ ChristTrekker z 12:53, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I have verified the syntax is as written above, already :-) register

use wikilinks

Anything relevant that can be wikilinked, probably should be. SCSI, SE/30, Disk Utility, etc. ⇔ ChristTrekker z 21:30, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Doing that now. Bunsen

Formatting questions

Is there some way we can force a field entry NOT to line-break between two words, without inserting a joining character? Bunsen

For consistency and sortability, maybe we should be putting TYPES first and BRANDS after; ie CF-PCMCIA Adtron. That way when someone sorts that field, they get all the CF-PCMCIA together, not just the Adtron ones.

And perhaps we should abbreviate ^&%$^%$%$ PCMCIA to PCM. Bunsen

MediaWiki doesn't seem to honor the NOBR tag, so I think the no-break space is the only way to do it. ⇔ ChristTrekker z 19:06, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
You could also set the CSS attribute "white-space: nowrap;". That should stop it from breaking… → ~tl (talk · contribs) 19:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

questions for register

I'm confused about a couple of things in your entries; excuse me if my recent edit has misconstrued your intent.

  • Did you really use a Generic CF-PCMCIA and an Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI or was that an unintentional cut and paste?
  • If so, do you have a specific model name/number for the Adtron?
  • What do the bracketed entries mean?


Yes, I did use a generic CF-PCMCIA adapter, but the same setup works for several PCMCIA flash memory cards or any flash memory in appropriate PCMCIA adapter I have tested (will fill in more working setups later). The adapter I use is the Adtron SDDS Cardpak™.
As for the brackets: The PB1400 "PCMCIA (internal IDE)" was my mistake. In the "formatted with" column I just specified the use of the Mac OS X disk utility.
register \\

Man, you are doing something Evil with the < ref > tag in row 3; it's leading to all sorts of unholy mangulation when I try to edit. Bunsen

I've added a VM caution ref to the column header. Would you mind taking out the repeated < ref name="VM and flash memory" > down the column please? Every time I try to do it the table gets mangled. It's very confusing Bunsen
Sorry about that. I followed the directions given above. When inserting the tags I noticed some mangling of the table as well but thought the cause was just a spelling error, as the table appeared normal after re-inserting the mangled portions. The general VM caution ref seems to be most suitable and I will try to remove the evil reference immediately :->
Indeed some sort of syntax error led to the weird behaviour of the table. As you pointed out there was a _repeated_ use of the name definition for this reference, due to generous copy & paste. It should be fine now.
Cheers Bunsen

Minor question: is it really called Drive Setup again in 10.4? I haven't used 10.4 yet. I always associate that name with the classic OS.

I have not looked for the name of Drive Setup for a long time. The name I used was a bit out of fashion yet. It shapes up the tool is called Disk Utility by now.
Best regards, register

Evil footers

Anytime I watch the page logged off from my wiki account all footers appear as "[1]" without any text below the table. Logging in as a registered user repairs the appearance immediately. What is wrong? (using Safari 3.0.4, Mac OS X 10.4) register

It's a bug: I'll see what can be done to fix it. → ~tl (talk · contribs) 14:49, 28 August 2008 (UTC)