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Old 11-15-2004, 05:13 AM   #1
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fat32 file size limitations


Hi all

I read somewhere on the internet that a fat 32 partition can support file sizes up to 4gig.
When I try to copy files from my ex3 partition to my fat 32 drive, at 2gig, the process stops an gives an error saying is too big!!

Even If I try to create a file (eg a large tar archive) of the fat32, I get the same error.

Any Ideas???
 
Old 11-15-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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AFAIK the max file size on FAT32 is 2GB.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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It's 4GB on FAT 32. I know because ages ago I waited forever for a DVD image to download only for it to stop at 4GB and try to tell me there was no space left on either of my 200gb drives
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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Max file size probably depends on sector size (512 KB min.), but anyway it's often too small.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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It was 2gb on my partition.

I set up an LVM of three 2GB loopback images at one point. Worked great, until I had to reboot. Still working on getting that working between reboots.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:23 PM   #6
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probably depends on block size
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:48 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies

Well fedora 1 certainly not let me copy large files so it looks like I will have to try dvd-rw's to see if I have anymore luck!!
 
  


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