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Re: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 18:28:47 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502061816460.6619@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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.

Carlos Robinson

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