Partitions > 2GB?

David A. Gatwood marsmail at
Fri May 7 04:51:13 EST 1999

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Jens Ch. Restemeier wrote:

> Hi !
> > 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...

Not just a rumor.  It was true at one time for LinuxPPC.  I _think_ it's
still the case under MkLinux, so keeping partitions under 2 gigs is a good
idea if you're planning on using both OSes.


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