According to the XP resource kit docs,
msdos/95/98/me have a max restriction of 2gb for fat16 partitions. XP can use
fat16 up to 4gb.
I wouldn't recommend using fat16 for any partition
above 1gb though because at that point you'll already using the max cluster size
of 32kb (ie lots of wasted unusable disk space on todays large hard
Unless you have some other reason, I'd use fat32
(to also allow r/w mounting from linux) which gives you a 4kb cluster size upto
8gb, 8kb upto 16gb, 16kb upto 32gb and 32kb above 32gb.
On a related note: does anyone use the ntfs write
support for mounting ntfs partitions, and does it work ok? The docs at http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ mention
thats it not recommended to use the write support... how likely is it to corrupt
data? Anyone know when write support will be available?
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:11:17 -0800
From: "Richard S. Crawford" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: [vox] Why LUGOD rocks
Trapped in Windows XP!!!
> On Thursday 16 January 2003 09:45 pm, Richard S. Crawford
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> Hmm. I thought fat16 maxes out at