Partitions > 2GB?

Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven at
Fri May 7 00:43:26 EST 1999

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Jens Ch. Restemeier wrote:
> > It at least _used_ to be so that the various PPC Linuxen couldn't handle
> > partitions larger than 2 GB. Is that still the case as of LinuxPPC R4 and
> > newer?
> I don't know where rumors like that come from... I'm running LinuxPPC on
> a 5 GB partition of a 10 GB IBM harddisk...

Once upon a time, there was a bug in fdisk preventing it to work with disks
larger than 2 GiB on PPC.



Geert Uytterhoeven                     Geert.Uytterhoeven at
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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