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Re: FAT32 minimum size 256MB?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: FAT32 minimum size 256MB?
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 22:25:20 +1000
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On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 11:03:55AM +0100, Richard Hirst wrote:
> So, like all good specs, it contradicts itself.  Maybe it thinks noone
> creates a partition less than 256MB on a harddisk these days.

Your analysis sounds right.

> The "referenced specification for the EFI file system" is really a FAT
> specification from Microsoft, which goes to great length to explain that
> FAT variant is based on number of clusters in the filesystem, and
> nothing else.

Very true.  I learned this the hard way.  Have a read of
libparted/fs_fat/calc.c if you really want to know the details.
Not pretty.


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