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I got some problem with usb drives (pen drive, music player) formated in fat32 fs.
When I plug in this drive, I receive in Nautilus and other file manager displayed twice: as "disk 32 Gb", for instance, and as "usb0". The first is disabled, the second is already mounted, but is read incorrect so I get many question marks ???????? instead of file names, it is independent from language. Then I can't umount usb0 through file manager, because notification says "you are not root".
I can still do it through console and sudo. After that I am able to use disk32 Gb position for mounting in file manager in standard way, and all is OK.
Any suggestion. Other usb devices with ntfs and even jfs behave alright.
Fat 32 is old Windows file system, which must support any Operating system without additional implementation. Is is because many pen drive manufacturers make their production formated in fat 32 by default. But what I am fear, that 32 Gb is maximal limit for a fat 32 formated partition.
I think I understand your issue a bit more now. According to Microsoft, you can CREATE a FAT32 partition larger than 32GB outside Windows Setup, and Windows (and apparently Linux as well, judging on the fact that you got it to work) will mount it, but there will be access limitations. However, the article I read doesn't say what those limitations are. The only "for certain" I could get out of the article was that they reccomend NTFS for such volumes. I will do some additional webcrawling, and let you know what I dig up on this matter.
BTW, here's the article I read... you seem like you might be able to make more sense out of it than I. Hopefully, it'll give you some ideas at least.