[RC5] Running DES client on dual-booting machine

Chris Johnson cjohnson at ipapilot.org
Sun Jan 25 21:43:30 EST 1998


>I dual boot my computer between win95 and linux, and run the DES client
>on both. I share the buff-in and buff-out files using symbolic links on
>the linux sie, but everytime I change OS, I get the message:
>
>Read partial DES blcok from another cpu/os/build
>Marking entire block as unchecked
>
>This seems a large waste of time, especially if I'm 90% of the way
>through the DES blocks which take 2 hours to complete.

This doesn't directly answer your question, but one thing you could do
would be to use the smallest block size you can (2^28 keys) to minimize
how much work you're likely to lose when you start up with the other OS.

Chris Johnson


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