I've FAT32 500g HHD but can't allow big data

March 10, 2011 at 01:59:21
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a 500G HHD external Hard drive in NTFS file system i then formatted it to FAT32 file system for use with a linux application but when i copied a big data ascii file of 10G above it will says "file too big for the destination file system" but other files can be copied except the segy ascii data files of above 10G

See More: Ive FAT32 500g HHD but cant allow big data

Report •

#1
March 10, 2011 at 02:06:02
FAT32 has a limit of 4GB for file size. Change the format back to NTFS; Linux has no problem dealing with NTFS partitions.

Report •

#2
March 10, 2011 at 14:12:34
Well basically true about the almost 4 g limit fat and I gave it a plus for the answer.

One needs to mount the ntfs with the newer ntfs-3g. Older distro's don't have it and newer ones protect the common user normally by mounting it read only. One needs to mount it read-write to access it in ntfs.So you may be able to switch it back to ntfs and use it quite fine. If you have mixed xp and windows 7 then read up on changes in ntfs if you need to.

Can also consider linux native formats if you only use it in linux.

"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996


Report •

#3
March 12, 2011 at 15:04:59
Before resizing of partition You should make defragmentation existing partitions and make the copy of data. The "Gnome partition editor" (GeParted) is a sutable for resizing and to add of partitions and formating of them. For work with unmounted partitions You need load the kernel to ram. (for example, in puppy linux type the "puppy pfix=ram" in start command line).

Report •
Related Solutions


Ask Question