I read a post by someone (can't remember where/who), that said ext2 has
a 2GB limit. Is this right? If so, what do I format my 4GB drive to?
Although I never tried it, it seems that you can make a single 4GB partition.
BTW it is recommended to have separate partitions for
/ /home /tmp /usr /opt (or /usr/local).
This will force you to use partitions smaller than 4GB anyway...
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As far as I know has the ext2-filesystem no 2 GB limit. The limit isQuote:> I read a post by someone (can't remember where/who), that said ext2 has
> a 2GB limit. Is this right? If so, what do I format my 4GB drive to?
Johannes Blankenstein; Berlin; Germany
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 22:08:20 GMT, Johannes Blankenstein
>As far as I know has the ext2-filesystem no 2 GB limit. The limit is
>somewhere in the Terrabyte. The only limit is that a file cant be
>bigger than 2GB.
It is possible that one might be able to construct files larger than that,
and read/write them successfully; just don't expect to be able to "seek()"
within them. The further "danger" is that some file operations may
implicitly do a seek() behind your back...
If I had a 4GB drive, I'd try building a 3GB file, and see what
works/fails-to-work. I would expect that things might break down somewhat
but not completely after 2GB.
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"Real UNIX" realm; nothing has yet been fully standardized.
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EXT2 fs seems to only be able to address files up to 2GB in size, and I
get a ext2-fs error when I try to create a larger file. Is there any
way to get around this? Does Linux support _stable_ read and write
support for some other FS that doesnt have this limit? Whats up wit'
I'm planning a two hundred twenty two gig file server at work. I'd like
to use a dual Celeron system with eight 37GB IDE disks and Linux
Software RAID5. I need to be able to manipulate files larger than 2GB
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