FAT32 partision > 32GB

Jens Cedlind jens at dataparty-mn.biz
Sun Dec 24 13:06:55 UTC 2006

Ben Edwards wrote:
> I have been trying to create big FAT32 partisions on a external USB
> drive.  Wnen the partision is > 32GB windows can not read it.  Maybe I
> am using the wrong mkfs, could slmeone please give me an exampls.
> Ben

Common mistake is to forget the -F 32 option when using mkfs.vfat, might 
do the trick.

(i.e. "mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdXY" (where XY is the relevant disk/parition)


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