[TriLUG] linux/windoze Interoperability NOTE: 4 GB VFat
skytomm at alltel.net
Mon Jun 6 12:52:28 EDT 2005
Thanx for the clue on the Win/ext2 compatibility drvr, Mike.
Sorry; I shoulda' been clearer... I now casually refer to all non-NTFS and
non-linux-specific file systems as VFAT. (I guess that even tho I'm a
relative newbie, I have adopted the linux lingo). The "legacy" file system
that has the 4GB filesize limit and the one that is on my USB2 xternal HD
*IS* fat32. I must maintain fat32 on that drive as it is a common
denominator for me; this drive must be portable among several "legacy"
flavors of windoze that do not capeesh NTFS or ext3, while FC3 (and other
earlier flavors of linux) and WinXPee *do* capeesh fat32. (Early on, I made
the mistake of erasing the portable drive under WinXPee not realizing that
it would do so as NTFS, and was puzzled for a time as to why my
Win95-98-SE(know even unto us then m$-erschmidts as "sucking edition")-Me
machines were blind to the drive when connected.)
Tomm "bad boy" Lorenzin
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From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
Of Mike Johnson
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 10:20 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] linux/windoze Interoperability NOTE: 4 GB VFat
Tomm Lorenzin wrote:
> "VFAT has a file size limit of 4GB. That would explain the download or
> file-transfer corrupting or quitting at 4GB. This would not happen if
> the maxtor was formatted as an ext3 partition."
You could also use FAT32 if you want to maintain cross-platform
readability. However, there is a driver for Windows that will allow
mounting/reading of ext2 filesystems: http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/
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