Question: does the FAT32 driver under FreeBSD have a lower size limit
than Microsoft's own drivers?
I have a Maxtor 5000DV external drive (usb & firewire), it is a 120GB
drive. Under Win2K (ie. connected to a Win2K laptop)it shows up as one
partition of 111.79GB FAT32, and 2.70 GB unallocated. And it works great.
Wgen I try to connect it to my FreeBSD workstation () I get these errors
Apr 26 01:39:39 kg-work /kernel: Next free cluster in FSInfo
(4294967295) exceeds maxcluster (3662176)
This seems to be (to my untrained eyes at least) and indication that
FreeBSD doesn't like the size of this disk or filesystem.
Both places I connect the drive with usb (only my workstation have
firewire, but it seems to have problems detecting the device).
I use this drive to move large media files between the FreeBSD machine
and several Win2K machines, so using any other filesystem than FAT32
seems to be unpractical.