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Old 01-12-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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Maximum filesize


Is it possible that Linux can not read files from an NTFS drive because of the file size? In other words, is there a filesize limit and can it be enlarged?
Tnx for any advice.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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I don't think there's any reasonable file size limit on 2.4 kernels (I read somewhere of a 4TB limit) besides those of the filesystem itself. Still, ntfs support is not perfect, so I can't be sure. Are you sure the file or the fs are not encryped in any way? and can you read smaller files? maybe you simply don't have ntfs support built in your kernel.
When exactly do you get an error message? Please cut/paste it.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 05:18 AM   #3
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Problem is solved. I reformatted my data disk to FAT32 and everything works fine now for both XP en LINUX.
I guess the NTFS support isn't what it should be...

tnx anyway
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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Fat32 is better for desktop anyways

Micro$oft just wanted to make things more complicated with introducing NTFS *probably make it less linux compatible*

Gary
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:05 AM   #5
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Micro$oft just wanted to make things more complicated with introducing NTFS
Actually it's not reasonable to have a publicly accessible computer using fat32, it has no access restrictions nor ownership at all. I don't think ntfs is a good fs, still they HAD to make a multiuser fs
 
  


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