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Re: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
  • From: "Jeffrey L. Taylor" <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 08:36:22 -0600
  • Message-id: <20050206143622.GB6940@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.


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