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

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Wed Feb 7 06:13:10 EET 2007
Jonathan Greene wrote:
> 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.
My guess is the File Manager application is simply hard wired to format SD cards with the FAT16 file system - hence the 2GB support limit stated by Nokia for the N800.

The device itself can probably read FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 fle systems as this support is pretty standard in Linux - they may even be standard kernel module(s) as so many storage devices use FAT.

So, it's not a limitation of the OS - just a slightly brain dead File Manager application (specifically: the Format option!)

More information about the maemo-users mailing list