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Re: shrinking fat32 and cluster size

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: shrinking fat32 and cluster size
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:17:19 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/

On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 10:29:41AM +0000, address@hidden wrote:
> I am under the impression that parted doesnt change fat32 cluster size 
> when resizing.  I must shrink my Win98SE partition (the whole 10GB drive) 
> before installing Slackware Linux and dual-booting.

Parted does change the cluster size.

> I believe a 10GB partition has 8KB clusters, but my desired 5GB 
> partition requires 4KB clusters (8GB is the boundary).
> 1) Would Win98SE function properly if the cluster size was not changed?


> 2) If Windows would function, then would there be a performance hit? (I 
> mean speedwise - I've got enough space to waste.)
> 3) If parted *can* now change fat32 cluster size then since which 
> version? (I think I have parted1.6.6, which came with Slackware9.1 and the 
> 2.4.22 kernal.)

Since 1.2.x.


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