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Re: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
  • From: "Jeffrey L. Taylor" <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 09:30:20 -0600
  • Message-id: <20050207153020.GA12555@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Quoting Carlos E. R. <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> The Sunday 2005-02-06 at 08:36 -0600, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
>
> > Quoting Bahram Alinezhad <alineziad@xxxxxxxxx>:
> > > The 2GB boundary of file-size on FAT32 file systems belongs only
> > > to Win9x and Linux 2.4 or older. With WinXP and Linux 2.6 you
> > > have not such limitation.
> > > In both SuSE 9.1 and Fedora 3.0, I built 3GB disk images by "dd"
> > > command on a fat32 partition and made a copy of them by "cp"
> > > command: No problem. Also, there was no problem with copying
> > > those files inside WinXP. In Windows 98, I had no errors with
> > > scandisk and no errors with readindg these files; Creating a copy
> > > of these files under 98 is not allowed though.
> > >
> > Are you sure it is FAT32? Windows XP uses NTFS. Note: some Windows
> > XP systems ship with FAT32 (e.g., IBM Thinkpads) and convert it to
> > NTFS the first time you boot.
>
> He wouldn't be able to create the files in linux (he mentions he did) if
> the partition were ntfs. So, yes, it must be fat32.
>

Write support for NTFS is experimental, but available for Linux in
recent kernels (CONFIG_NTFS_RW in .config).

Jeffrey


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