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    maximum file size exceeded


    This is the message I get when using dd to copy a partition to another H/D, the file stops copying at 2Gb, I have tried the same command under Slackware and Mandrake. Is there any way to get around this?

    Thanks for reading, I hope someone has the answer!

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    What's the filesystem you're copying to? I think that FAT16 has a 2gb filesize limit.
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    Fat32 is the file system I'm copying to and from, though using Slack on Ext2, I seem to recall reading somewhere that Ext2 has a file limit size, do you think that this could be the problem?

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Yes, if there's a limit with the filesize, then yes.. that could be the problem. Look at Google and see if you can find the EXT2 filesystem limitations.
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    Don't think its a file size problem...if the file is already on an ext2 partition, then you should have no problem getting it off; however, I do know that for ext3 there is a filesize limit of 2TB, although on the net there are hacks for getting around that difficulty.
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    I thought the 2GB limit was a glibc thing, not a ext2 thing. http://www.suse.de/~aj/linux_lfs.html

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