Problems with copy and move
christian08 at runbox.com
Fri Jul 28 22:00:08 UTC 2006
Many thanks, will try to mount one of my NTFS partitions and see if it works. Will also compress the file if possible.
On 2006-07-28 at 16:51 Tim Chase wrote:
>> I am trying to copy a 8 GB file from my Linux partition onto
>> one of my Windows partitions (in this case a FAT32). However,
>> I can only copy about 4 gigs and then it complains about the
>> file size limit has been reached or simular.
>FAT32 has a maximum file size of 4 gigs (okay, 4-gigabytes minus
>a couple bytes of overhead, truth be told). If it were FAT16,
>you might only get to about 2 gigs.
>A couple ideas:
>You might be able to compress the file on your Linux side of
>things and then send the compressed version over to the FAT32. I
>don't know if Zip has any sort of problem with such large files.
> Using gzip or bzip/bzip2 might have better success with the matter.
>You might be able to, with the proper drivers, copy the file to
>an NTFS partition (which has some astronomical filesize limit of
>something like 16 exabytes).
>I think those are your best options.
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