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Re: libparted en max. size of fat32

From: Szakacsits Szabolcs
Subject: Re: libparted en max. size of fat32
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 20:49:09 +0200 (MEST)

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, B.Hakvoort wrote:

> 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?

Based on this


nothing is wrong with creating bigger than 32 GB FAT partitions, only XP
won't do it (no journalling, no fault tolerance, very low performance, etc).

Parted's behavior is indeed weird.


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