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Old 09-17-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
PC Wizard
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Trying to create a FAT32 partition...


Hi again...I created a FAT32 partition on a second hard drive using fdisk. No matter what size I make the partition, (5000M to 40000M), I get the error msg when I try to format it ... I type: mkfs -t vfat /dev/hdb1 and the error msg: Attemping to create a too large file system Can you tell me what this means and how to fix it. Thanx
 
Old 09-17-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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You need to specify the fat allocation size with -F, i.e.

Code:
mkfs -t vfat -F 32 /dev/hdb1
mkfs will default to 16 unless you specify 32, which of course can only format small partitions.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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Thanx....that worked okay....no error msg.
 
  


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