Partitions > 2GB?

Philipp Tomsich mac at
Sat May 8 07:15:25 EST 1999

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

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

As far as I remember it, there also was a problem with the return value of
llseek in some versions of the glibc. As a consequence, mke2fs was unable
to make a filesystem larger than 2gbs.


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