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Brian Astill bastill at adam.com.au
Fri Jan 7 02:49:12 CST 2005


On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 07:57 pm, Darryl Ross wrote:
> Brian Astill wrote:
> > I have a free partition /dev/hdb3, so have attempted to format it
> > as vfat using Linux.
> >
> > # mkfs -t vfat /dev/hdb3
> > mkfs.vfat 2.10 (22 Sep 2003)
> > mkfs.vfat: Attempting to create a too large file system
>
> mkfs.vfat creates a FAT16 file system by default, not a FAT32
> filesystem. You probably want to add a '-F 32' to your mkfs command.
> Have a read of 'man mkfs.vfat'.

Yes, thanks Darryl - that probably would have worked.
BTW 'man mkfs.vfat' took me to 'man mkdosfs' on my system.  Same info, 
that ' -F 32' is necessary, though.

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Regards,
Brian
sos-sa.org.au


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