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Create HFS+ and FAT32 partitions on one external drive.
Authored by: peertimo on Jun 18, '03 08:13:38AM

What is wrong with formatting the entire drive as FAT32? It will mount under OSX and Windows. No need for two partitions at all.



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Create HFS+ and FAT32 partitions on one external drive.
Authored by: hotchili on Jun 18, '03 01:28:08PM

You can't boot from a Fat32 partition, for one thing (though it seems to be problematic booting using this methond as well).



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Create HFS+ and FAT32 partitions on one external drive.
Authored by: tcurtin on Jul 15, '03 01:25:32AM

At least one other problem with making the whole drive FAT is that psync loses its mind with any files containing : or ? or & or the \r in Icon files... to name a few. So if you're looking to use the drive for backups, it won't work. Works great on an HFS+ partition though...



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FAT32 has a 4gb file size limit
Authored by: tcurtin on Sep 03, '03 01:37:04AM

One other problem I just discovered - FAT32 has a file size limit of 4gb.

I thought I'd try formatting the whole drive to FAT32 then creating an HFS+ disk image large enough to back up my ibook onto... but as soon as the image gets bigger than 4gb disk copy dies.

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