[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: 4GB SD card results

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Wed Feb 7 05:59:20 EET 2007
Just curious...

why / how can the device read something it can't write?  Guess it
works out for us, but that's a tad either off or lame, perhaps both.

On 2/6/07, Neil MacLeod <gmane at nmacleod.com> wrote:

> I assume you formatted the card using the File Manager, in which case the N800 will format the card using FAT16 - 2GB is the maximum volume/partition supported by the FAT16 filesystem. The N800 also understands FAT32 and this is what your PC used to format the 4GB card so when you re-inserted it back into the N800 the full card capacity could be accessed by the N800.
> Basically, the N800 needs to use FAT32 when formatting > 2GB partitions, and FAT16 <= 2GB.
> Until this issue is resolved you will have to continue formatting your card in your PC to get the maximum capacity, or use mkdosfs in xterm.

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