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[vox] re. FAT size restrictions



According to the XP resource kit docs, msdos/95/98/me have a max restriction of 2gb for fat16 partitions. XP can use fat16 up to 4gb.
 
I wouldn't recommend using fat16 for any partition above 1gb though because at that point you'll already using the max cluster size of 32kb (ie lots of wasted unusable disk space on todays large hard drives).
 
Unless you have some other reason, I'd use fat32 (to also allow r/w mounting from linux) which gives you a 4kb cluster size upto 8gb, 8kb upto 16gb, 16kb upto 32gb and 32kb above 32gb.
 
On a related note: does anyone use the ntfs write support for mounting ntfs partitions, and does it work ok? The docs at http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ mention thats it not recommended to use the write support... how likely is it to corrupt data? Anyone know when write support will be available?
 
Thanks, Kev
 
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:11:17 -0800
From: "Richard S. Crawford" <rscrawford@mossroot.com>
Subject: Re: [vox] Why LUGOD rocks
To: vox@lists.lugod.org
Organization: Trapped in Windows XP!!!
Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org



Rod Roark wrote:
> On Thursday 16 January 2003 09:45 pm, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
>
>>...
>>/dev/hda9          9930     10451   4192933+   6  FAT16
>>...
>
> Hmm. I thought fat16 maxes out at 2GB.
>
Apparently not.


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Sliante,
Richard S. Crawford


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