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Old 03-19-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 9.10 will not copy to usb drive anything more then 4GB


Trying to copy ISO images over to a external hard drive, when copying it reaches 4GB then stops.

I have tried the same with a external usb thumb drive as well and the same thing happens so it is not the external drives running out of space.

The error reads.

Error Writing to file is to large.

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Old 03-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Seems pretty self explanatory. Let me guess; you're trying to do this to a FAT32 formatted device ...
Go here to learn the limitations of various filesystems - not (usually) a problem with the OS, but the filesystem.
 
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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Destination file system is FAT32.syg00 is right.If the destination file system is NTFS it wont create any problem
 
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:23 AM   #4
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NTFS

Using Disk utility it will not format as NTFS.

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Destination file system is FAT32.syg00 is right.If the destination file system is NTFS it wont create any problem
 
Old 03-20-2010, 12:42 AM   #5
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Install ntfsprogs - then you can do "mkfs.ntfs ..." from the command line. GUIs should work too, but I rarely use them.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 08:26 AM   #6
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Tried that command in terminal with no success.


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Install ntfsprogs - then you can do "mkfs.ntfs ..." from the command line. GUIs should work too, but I rarely use them.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 08:27 AM   #7
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Utility will not format the external Hard Drive in NFTS.



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mkfs.ntfs






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Using Disk utility it will not format as NTFS.

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #8
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Using Disk utility it will not format as NTFS.
What is the error message?

Note:
1] The drive needs to be unmounted before it can be formatted
2] You ned to be root to format the drive
 
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Hello thedoctor,

Don't forget that you have the options of using Linux file systems such as ext2 on your media.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #10
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Tried that command in terminal with no success.


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Utility will not format the external Hard Drive in NFTS.



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mkfs.ntfs
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