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Subject: Re: > 32 GB?
From: George Styles (
Date: 2002-12-30

I think that WinNT/XP/2000 will only allow you to create a 32gig partition,
as M$ wants to encourage people to use NTFS for large drives.

I have read that Win98 allows you to create Fat32 partitions of any size of
available hdd

I had to use a special utility (i forget the name) to format my new 40gig
Archos drive as Fat32 on Win2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Daubenspeck" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: > 32 GB?

> On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 02:07:31PM +0100, Harald Milz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > this may have been discussed before but I couldn't find anything in the
> > archives or the FAQ.
> >
> > AFAIK FAT32 only supports 32GB partitions. Now that 60GB disks are
> > available how's that going to be handled? My AJB6k has a 30GB Toshiba
> > right now, with just 3,odd GB left and filling up. Will/does Rockbox
> > support partitions bigger than 32GB, ar would I need to make 2 <32GB
> > partitions or something?
> Not true. The windows (ugh) formatting system only has support for
> CREATING up to 32GB partitions, but it can certainly read/write on
> larger drives/partitions.

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