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Re: SD card formatting problem



On Saturday 17 November 2012 10:36:07 you wrote:
> I have a 32GB sd card that I have been trying to use as a transfer
> disk for a 19GB file. Each time, the file copies (cp command) to 4GB
> and stops. I tried to reformat to vfat with the same results. The df
> command shows the card has 32GB. I thought that vfat was only good to
> 4 GB but the card came formatted to vfat. Any suggestions? Can the
> card be formatted to ext3? Would that help? Is the card the problem?
> I am using a SanDisk USB card reader, model SDDR-113 which is
> supposed to handle 32GB cards. Debian Squeeze and Wheezy systems gave
> same results.
>
> Gary R.


Limitations of vfat file system, also does not archive file attributes. 

afaik, you can format with any file system. If compatabiltiy between a 
Windows box is not the issue I would use anything else. I have used 
ext2 for this, no journal.

-- 
Peace,

Greg


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