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Old 09-10-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Copy problem knoppix ISO

I have a 2 PC home network and I am trying to copy a knoppix dvd iso from one to the other,, the knoppix iso is 4 gig and the target drive shows 22 gig free, but when I try to copy it I get an error message saying there is not enough room on the target drive?????
I have tried to copy other, larger iso's and that works fine,,, any ideas????

both PC's are runninx XP for file transfer
Old 09-10-2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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What filesystem is on the machine you're copying to? If it's FAT32, that's your answer; FAT32 cant do files greater than 4GB.
Old 09-10-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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next time just use the burn compatible computer to download it first....

i think knoppix has 2 versions a cd and a dvd i think the dvd is overkill you dont need everything it has

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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Strange. The FAT32 filesystem is a possible cause.

Anyway, you can try to cut the file into smaller parts, send them to the other pc and reassemble the file there. But I don't know what program you can use to do it, because I don't know if it can support such a large file. There is winrar, hjsplit.exe, other tools too surely.

Another cause of problems in windows is a too long file path.

Last edited by masterclassic; 09-10-2007 at 12:04 PM.
Old 09-10-2007, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys, yes it was/ is a fat32 problem,,, I will have to convert to ntfs for now then I can set up linux on other pc,,,

One system is ntfs and the other, target box, is fat32,,,,

problem solved, thanks


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