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Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes

From: Gareth Bult
Subject: Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 10:20:01 +0000

Well, my gparted support fast 16 and fat 32.

You're quite right, Fat 16 does have a 32Mb minimum, not 16Mb .. (i.e. it get's worse!)
And Fat32 has a 256Mb minimum !

What get's really interesting is that these limits appear in 0.0.9-pre, they were both 8Mb in 0.0.8 !

So I guess my question still remains, any chance we can dispense with these arbitrary limitations which detract from what looks like a very nice piece of software ?

I would very much like to use it as part of the distro .. if physically possible ..


On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 02:55 +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
Hi Gareth,

On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 06:32:37PM +0000, Gareth Bult wrote:
> Apparently the absolute minimum for any dos related filesystem in
> gparted is 16Mb.

Parted doesn't support FAT12.  FAT16 has a minimum size of about 32Mb, if
I remember correctly.  (How did you get 16Mb?)

The partition table alignment constraints (CHS stuff) can be overridden
if you are using libparted directly.  (You can use ped_constraint_exact().)


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