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libparted en max. size of fat32

From: B.Hakvoort
Subject: libparted en max. size of fat32
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 20:31:49 +0200


A friend of mine has a external harddrive of 160GB
(http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=60) .

When playing around with this (d*mn nice ;) ) toy, we encountered the
following issues with the fat32 filesystem:

- max size of a fat32 filesystem parted could create was 125974 MB
(anything bigger would result in an empty partition (no filesystem).
- We were able to create a 160GB fat32 filesystem bij creating a smaller
one (e.g 125974MB) and then resize it to 160GB.

I've done some googling and found that winXP can only format fat32 upto
32GB, so libparted already does a superb job!
Anyway, i'm just curious if libparted has some built-in limit for fat32
or maybe it's a bug?



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