File size limitations

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linbox
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File size limitations

Post by linbox » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:17 pm

I have my xbox setup with Slayers evox and Gentoox Home 3.1.

I want to use Linux as a file server (mainly for large images) but when I try to upload an image over 4GB I get an error through Samba stating the the network drive is no longer available. A similar thing happens when trying to FTP (i.e. it uploads about 4GB and then resets and starts over at the beginning of the file when FTP'ing).

My questions are:
1)Does Gentoox loaded from evox (f: drive) use the ext2 file system?
2)What is the single file size limit under the ext2fs?
3)If there is a limit, is there a way to change it?

stevie
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Post by stevie » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:13 pm

Hi

What installation type did you chose?

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1.1 - Installation types and their requirements

There are now 3 installation types, E, F, Native. 'E' is the traditional installation where all the files are placed in E:. 'F' places 'rootfs' and 'swap' on the F: partition but leaves the other files in E: (required for Cromwell/ Xromwell support).

'Native' formats your F: partition to reiserfs and then extracts the rootfs to the newly formatted partition. 
If you have chosen 1 or 2, then your linux runs in a so called loopback filesystem.

An other part of the install decription says:

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The advantage of a 'native' install is that drive access is a lot faster and puts a lot less strain on the system (loopback filesystems require a large amount of system resources when being accessed). Also, you wont be limited to the 3GB rootfs filesize, your filesystem will be as big as your F: partition is.
Wich is the answer to your question if you have chosen 1 or 2 for installation type.

Stevie

linbox
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Post by linbox » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:29 pm

Understood!

I'm reinstalling and currently waiting on rootfs extraction under the native option.

I can see how a native install would be much faster.

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