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fat32 systems have a file size limit?
I've worked ever since with them and I've never known / experienced something like that?!?
Hope this isn't true, 'cause I need to push all the saved stuff from linux to my old win2k
partitions ... I want to format all the linux partitions and do a clean install, but not until the stuff is gone :-/
I just did a search on this to see what I can find. It's debated everywhere I went. Some people say it's a 4GB filesize limit, other's say 2, but patches are available. Some say it's the kernel that is limiting this on fat filesystems.
So now I am pretty confused. There was a work around though. You can split the files up into chunks, then later connect them back in win or in linux.
Hm.... gonna test that..
Hope it doesn't hurt the archieve...
If anyone has another idea I'm glad to hear it.
Damn... there's no way to split the file and transfer it
right away to another partition... my linux partition is FULL (yeah and I mean FULL)
and I've got no room for another ~3GB of data, 'cause the big archieve itself is such a burden...
There HAS to be a way to get this stuff to another partition!
Maybe there's a way you can configure Win2k to recognice Linux partitions? If that would work I could transfer the stuff in Windows, 'cause I never had ANY file size probs in windows.
Do you have a decent connection? I'd be happy to allow an upload of the file to my box at home, then when you are ready you could download it off of me. I have a decent download speed (the upload to you) so it would go farely well. Probably ~5 hours It's a 768/128 kb DSL line. So that's ~90KB on the down (your upload) and ~13-15KB on the up (your download).
Lets see... If you've got that much empty space on your fat32 partition you could resize it and format it with a filesystem that linux is cool writing more than 2GB to, like ext3.
If that's something you'd be interested in, check out ranish partition manager to resize it. Then to format see man mke2fs OR simply man mkfs
Other people might have options for you as well. There might be a way to get linux to work with the fat32 as is, and get the large file over. I'd give it a few to see if someone else has something to add.
If you make a new partition with an ext3 filesystem on (which is ext2 just journaled fyi) you shouldn't have problems with a file size 2GB+. I believe the limitation for ext3 is somewhere in the terabyte range? I am going home soon, but when I get there I will hunt around and see if I can find an article I read about filesystem limitations; but I seem to recall ext2/3 was really a very large file size limitation.
As for your last thing:
PS: What about resizing my linux partition? f.ex. taking space from the fat32, format it to ext2 and put it into the linux one? Would that work?
Isn't that what you didn't want to do since you cannot read it on your win2k system?
I might be wrong and confusing this thread with another one, so forgive if that is so. Gotta run, but I will keep you posted on anything I find.
ext2 and ext3 are the same filesystem, one just includes journaling (ext3), so you should have NO problem at all moving from one to the other.
Why would you be going from ext2 to ext3? You should, if possible, always use journal. It's just a better idea. There really is no reason to not use it, since there is no difference other than the journal between ext2 and 3.