Large files under ubuntu do not appear to work

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Wed Mar 25 16:19:04 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 15:26 +0000, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Stephan Hermann wrote:
> > 
> >> as for msdos labels (which is the default) you won't come over 2TB
> >> (reading as disk vendor means: 1000bytes == 1KB and not 1024bytes ==
> >> 1KByte)
> > 
> > You should know that this isn't unclear.  1024 Bytes is a KiB, not a KB.
> > 2TB is 2*10**12 bytes, 2TiB is 2 * 2**40 (I think :-) ) bytes.
> 
> This assumes you buy into the SI's naming scheme and can say things like
> "kibibyte" and "tebibyte" without bursting into giggles or groaning in
> despair :-)
> 
It isn't SI, it's IEEE

Scott
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