[solved] Re: Gutsy DVD download fails

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 3 19:08:20 GMT 2007

On 11/03/2007 11:45 AM, NoOp wrote:
> I've tried for 2 days now to download the Gutsy DVD (from my 7.10 system):
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/dvd/current/gutsy-dvd-i386.iso
> and it fails at 4.2G with "File size limit exceeded (core dumped)".
> Tried with both standard browser download and wget, and I get the same.
> Now here's the question: I only had enough spare room to do the download
> on the second hard drive which is a FAT32 formated Windows XPPro drive
> that I use for dual booting to troubleshoot customer problems. Does
> FAT32 have a file size limitation?

Found the answer:

The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GiB minus 1
Byte (232-1 bytes). For most users, this has become the most nagging
limit of FAT32 as of 2007, since video capture and editing applications
and some other software can easily exceed this limit. Most new Windows
machines now ship with NTFS and thus avoid these problems, but until
mid-2006, those who run dual boot systems or who move external data
drives between computers with different operating systems had little
choice but to stick with FAT32. Since then, full support for NTFS has
become available in Linux and many other operating systems, by
installing the FUSE library (on Linux) together with the NTFS-3G

I reckon that I'll just convert the drive to NTFS...

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