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Old 02-26-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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dd: writing '/mnt/test.bin': File too large

[root@kenny-aoa110 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/test.bin bs=1M count=5120
dd: writing `/mnt/test.bin': File too large
4096+0 records in
4095+0 records out
4294967295 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 166.783 s, 25.8 MB/s
[root@kenny-aoa110 ~]#
How come this "File too large" error exists? It is driving me nuts! The volume I am writing to is a 500GB external hard drive, and I am only trying to write little more than 5GB to a file as per these instructions (at the "Acquire an Ubuntu filesystem" step, but with Linux Mint 10 KDE instead).
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Does the external hard drive have FAT32 file system?


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