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Old 08-26-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
wonderboy2die4
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can not copy file over 16,843,020 kb on ext2 or ext3 partition


hello every one !!

i m not able to copy a file over 16 gigs on an EXT2 or EXT3 partition. Is there a way to do this.

I even tried to split my iso file too. I splitted my iso file in 4 files then copy them on the ext2 or ext3 partition. But as soon as I was trying to join the files together it never went over 16 gigs.

Actually it stops at 16,843,020 kb exactly.

is there a limit for those partitions or is there an another way to see my 20gigs iso file in one piece ????

thanks a million !!
 
Old 08-26-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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There is a file size limitation of 16 GB.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext3#Size_limits

You could reformat using a larger block size. But if you have to reformat anyway you also could choose another file system like XFS which allows 16 TB.

Reformatting will cause your data to be destroyed.

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