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RE: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
  • From: "Kevin Krieser" <kkrieser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 11:43:34 -0600
  • Message-id: <20050206174334.4924A32485@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
FAT32 has a 4 gig file size limit.

Too bad, in my opinion, else it would make a better "common" filesystem to
use for external hard drives, especially backup drives, that could otherwise
be shared between Windows and Linux.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bahram Alinezhad [mailto:alineziad@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 2:32 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
>
> 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.
>
> Thank you for your notice,
> Bahram Alinezhad,
> Registered linux user #375283 (counter.li.org)
> Rudehen, Tehran, Iran.
>
>
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