formating external USB hard drive
francois.patte at math-info.univ-paris5.fr
Fri Jan 27 14:03:53 UTC 2006
I have a USB hard drive and 3 questions:
1- I suppose that this hd is dos-formatted by default. Is it because
this that I had a problem of file size limitation? I couldn't create a
file more than 4.2Gb.
2- Is the problem will be the same with an ext3 file system, and will
udev/hotplug/hal recognize and automatically mount the device if I
format it with mkfs.ext3?
3- How to format the external hd, for it has to unmounted before being
Thanks for help.
UFR de mathématiques et informatique
Université René Descartes
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