Mounting Western Digital USB drive?

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Wed Dec 12 09:10:05 PST 2007

Patrick Baldwin wrote:
> Trix Farrar wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 06:03:03PM -0500, Patrick Baldwin wrote:
>>> Hi, I'm trying to mount a 160 GB Western Digital USB 2.0 drive on a
>>> FreeBSD 6.2 system.  This seemed like it should be relatively simple,
>>> but:

> mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry
> mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry

I don't know how it is now but there used to be an upper limit on FAT32 
filesystem size in FreeBSD, 128gb I believe. You could get round it by 
recompiling your kernel with MSDOSFS_LARGE but there were some 
limitations on it's use. I'm sure google would find further info.


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