We have several computer labs ranging from 8 to 36 computers each. I
use Zen 6.5.2 to image them. Some image quickly but others take a VERY
LONG TIME. I am attempting to speed up the slow labs by using an
external usb drive. In reading this forum I have been able to do that
on Intel motherboards before the 865 series. With BX2, 815, and 845
motherboards I can mount the external usb hard drive with:
Mkdir /mnt/usb
modprobe usb-storage
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

However when I try this on the newer motherboards the system complains
with "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1 or too
many mounted file systems" but the older motherboards return no such

How are others doing this on new style motherboards?

Also on the older motherboards, even though they are usb2 they appear
to be running at usb1 speeds. How can this be changed to use usb2? It
took 227 minutes to deliver an 8gb image where the network only takes
132 minutes!

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt