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How to install FG on an external hard drive?

Postby obw298 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Is it a good idea to install FlightGear Scenery on an external hard drive in order to save space on the computer? Will performance be still as good as when its running on the computer and will TerraSync work? I am using macOS.
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Re: How to install FG on an external hard drive?

Postby tonghuix » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:31 pm

...And, if I move the terrasync fold to a NAS server, how can I configure fgfs?
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Re: How to install FG on an external hard drive?

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:05 am

I would say that unless you are running on a USB 3.0 port, the disk lookup times will be significantly slower, meaning performance could be affected. However, it should be just a matter of plugging it in, then installing the program onto the drive?

You could try googling it to see if it is possible to install a program to an external drive ;)
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Re: How to install FG on an external hard drive?

Postby dutchman » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:06 am

Installing the scenery on a NAS or external drive works just fine. In my case (WIN7) scenery is stored on a central fileserver and FG starts with these options:
--fg-root=C:\Program Files\Flightgear\data --fg-scenery=N:\shared\scenery --terrasync-dir=N:\shared\scenery
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