Unable to mount FAT16 partition (Invalid Argument)

Carmel NY carmel_ny at outlook.com
Mon Mar 25 13:48:41 UTC 2019

On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:54:20 -0500, Peter Erickson stated:

>Thanks for the response. I thought the same thing so I tried testing
>it. It appears that mount/mount_msdosfs has no issues mounting a FAT16 
>filesystem on a GPT partition. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how good of
>a test it is since the only way I knew to create a FAT16 partition was
>to use FreeBSD.

FAT/FAT16: Max volume size 4GB, Max file size 2GB.
FAT32: Max volume size 2TB, Max file size 4GB.
exFAT: Max volume size 128PB, Max file size 16EB.


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