Bug#730871: general: Filesystem? Some problems with sizes of files.
On Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:13:06 +0800
Thomas Goirand <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > May be the file you're trying to copy is sparse ? GNU tar does
> > support this. Flash drives typically contain FAT32 on them which
> > doesn't support sparse files, so when copying such a file from a
> > "real" file system to FAT32 the kernel's copying routine has to
> > "stuff" the file.
> If it was FAT32, then it wouldn't even accept files bigger than 2GB.
4 GiB - 1 byte, actually. But you're correct on this anyway.