misc/95738: Support of big msdos disks

Peter Jaeckel jaeckel at acm.org
Fri Apr 14 10:30:23 UTC 2006

>Number:         95738
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Support of big msdos disks
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Apr 14 10:30:21 GMT 2006
>Originator:     Peter Jaeckel
>Release:        6.1
FreeBSD lerche 6.1-BETA4 FreeBSD 6.1-BETA4 #0: Tue Mar 14 13:59:38 UTC 2006     root at wv1u.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

When mounting a usb drive with 250GB of available disk space mount_msdosfs logs a "mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry" to the syslog.
So this disk is unusable with the FAT file system. Other operating systems have no problem in handling this disk.
Use 250GB of FAT formatted disk drive and mount it.


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