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>2Gb files (2.4.3 kernel on dual Intel PIII)

Hi - I came across a "large file on i386" HOWTO-like mail in the devel archives
but seem to be having some difficulty implementing >2GB files myself....

I'm using a 2.4.3 kernel-image compiled from debian kernel-source
package. After installing the corresponding kernel-headers deb I
created, I have recompiled glibc (2.2.2-4) with a
#apt-get --build source glibc 
then installed the created debs...
#dpkg -i ./libc6-dev_2.2.2-4_i386.deb ./libc6_2.2.2-4_i386.deb  ./locales_2.2.2-4_all.deb
I then built fileutils,
#apt-get -t testing --build source fileutils
and installed them,
#dpkg -i ./fileutils_4.0.43-1_i386.deb

Unfortunately a
#/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=file2 bs=1024 count=3553600
gave me a
"File size limit exceeded"

I've tried this in ext2fs and reiserfs and have tried a --build
source and install of their respective progs packages, recreation
of filesystems but I still have the 2GB limit. 
I've also tried removing libc6-dev before rebuild and installing the
libc6 and libc6-dev packages to check that the right kernel headers
were being used.

Any ideas? What I should be checking? Does anyone have this working
at the moment? Apologies of course if I've emitted something obvious
but suggestions are very welcome.


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