FAT32 partision > 32GB

Ben Edwards funkytwig at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 13:11:15 UTC 2006


Thanks, I think that is it.

Also what are the drawbacks of fat32 apart from performance.  Am I
correct there are issues with long filenames (seem to remember
something about this).

Ben

On 24/12/06, Jens Cedlind <jens at dataparty-mn.biz> wrote:
> 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)
>
> /Jens
>
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