[Inappropriate and nonexistent NGs removed]
On Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:33:33 GMT, Jason M. Shatto staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
>> I am running Redhat 6.2 with kernel 2.4.2 on a Dell Power Edge 6400 I
>> am using ext2 file system. Is there a way to remove the 2GB file size
>> limitation and how if so? Any help would be appreciated.
>The 2GB limitation has to do with the /boot partition. If you make
>this a 25 or 30MB Partition, then you can make the root partition "/"
>as big as you would like (some limitations I'm sure)
partition size or partition placement.
As I keep telling anyone who has the brains to use
http://groups.google.com/ , the 2G limitation is an artifact of some
kernel design decisions made several years ago and the x86 architecture.
To get a system able to use > 2G files, you need several things:
0. A 2.4.x kernel or a 2.2.x kernel that's been patched w/largefile.
1. A glibc that's been compiled with largefile support
2. Applications that have been compiled against that glibc
3. An Alpha or Sparc64 system.
The easiest way for Justus to get all the elements in steps 0, 1, and 2
is for him to use a more recent distro, like RedHat 7.1 or SuSE 7.2.
Step 2 is the really time-consuming part. I can say that at least some
applications under RedHat 7.0 can grok > 2G files.
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