Q. 1) do i need to rejoin the parts in the external HD before i copy the file into the working WinXP machine? Or can i copy the parts individually into the WinXP and rejoin them using MS-DOS? I ask this because if a rejoin the parts in the external HD then i would need to delete the parts as they are being rejoined because both the parts (4 GB) plus the entire rejoined file (4 GB) will not fit into the <8 GB external HD (partition sda1). This leads to my second question,
winDOHs' copy command (in conjunction with the
-b (binary) switch should be able to do it just like
Q. 2) is there a simple modification to the cat command
cat filenamead >> /mnt/sda1/filenameaa
that will delete the parts as they are being re-assembled so that i will not reach the size of the external HD?
Q. 3) if i write the large 4 GB file into the ext2 filesystem in the external HD will it be recognized later by WinXP when i finally transfer the file into the working WinXp machine?
I hope i presented my questions clearly enough. English is a second language to me and on top of that, i am a linux newbie.
There are some NT/XP drivers for Linux-filesystems,
I think ext2/3 is among them ... they don't come with
the system, though, you'll have to find and install them.