4GB limit on FAT32
Thu Jun 16 18:13:00 GMT 2005
Oliver Vecernik wrote:
> I misunderstood a statement in a forum. There seems to be no really
> platform independant file system without those limitations. There is no
> write support for NTFS under Linux and ext2/ext3 write support under
> Windows is also not supported (at least open source). I also had a look
> at FreeBSD, but the same situation with UFS2.
There is another option, captive-NTFS. It uses Microsoft's own native
NTFS driver (with glue code from ReactOS and WINE) to enable full
read/write support under linux. It's completely open source and free,
presuming that you have windows installed on the partition and have a
valid license for it. (And if you don't have windows, why do you care
about NTFS?) Failing that, there is an option to download a particular
service pack from microsoft.com and unpack the ntfs.sys file.
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