question on formating USB Drive in Kubuntu

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Fri Jan 5 22:10:44 GMT 2007


Regardless of who says what I am presently running a 65+ GB harddrive as 
single VFAT partition...

Larry Hartman

On Friday 05 January 2007 08:24, Olivier Picquenot wrote:
> >> SO will vfat support up to 120gigs? Or is there a limit?
> >
> > I think vfat (fat32) only supports up to 32GB partitions
> >
> > Tez
>
> It supports muche more than 32GB, cf
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Allocation_Table
> But:
> "Windows 2000 and Windows XP can read and write to FAT32 filesystems of
> any size, but the format program on these platforms can only create FAT32
> filesystems up to 32 GB. Thompson and Thompson (2003) write[5] that
> “Bizarrely, Microsoft states that this behavior is by design.” Microsoft's
> knowledge base article 184006[4] indeed confirms the limitation and the by
> design statement, but gives no rationale or explanation. Peter Norton's
> opinion[6] is that “Microsoft has intentionally crippled the FAT32 file
> system."
>
> Regards,
> Olivier



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