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Re: create HFS partition [solved]

On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 12:01:13AM +0100, martin krung wrote:
> thank you Derrik and all
> it worked.
> this tip helped me a lot.

> but one questions remain, whay this 2GB limitation ? if i use HFS only
> on an MacOS, then i can make partitons bigger then 2GB. so i guess its
> only possible to read disk smaller then 2GB HFS from linux. right ??

I looked on the hfs-user list, and it said hfsutils under Linux can 
actually handle hfs volumes up to 4GB. However, there is also a 
limitation of 32,000 files per volume, so if your files are small
you'll run out of handles before getting to 2GB anyway.

Also there is a 2GB _file_ size limitation.

2GB partition size was what I had in mind from many moons ago under
System 7 - that was probably a system limitation, not HFS per se.

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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