... snip snip .... >> >> We will read that recipe. Should anyone make additions to this thread >> we >> are all eyes_&_ears. >> > > As was mentioned before, the limitationcomes from the defintion of the > partition > structures. Firstly the fdisk structure introduced with the IBM PC (I > think) has onlt room for > 32 bits on its sector tables. secondly the bsd 'label' structure > introduced > in the 80s has a similar limitiation. > The new structure to get around this is the GPT structure. you need to > partition > the drive with a gpt capable partitioning tool.. gpart claims to do > this (though > I have never done it as I don't have a need (yet)). This limitiation > will affect > any system which you wil use to write those partition types and is > indepenent > of file system. In addition Once you have made a partition big > enough, you > will need to populate it wirth a filesystem capable of representing > data to that scale. > UFS2 and ZFS are two candidates for this. > > If you take a modern Windows, it will probably partitionthe drive > using a GPT table > or some similar modern structure.(I don't have any modern windows > system so I can't tell > you exactly what they do, but they MUST have done the same thingif > they didn't use GPT itself.) > This is a separate step from puting the file system on, though the > windows tools may > present it as a single step. > > I hope y'all will find this useful. >
Thank you. As Mr. Hesser pointed out earlier; it must be time for us to learn gpart and friends :-) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-usb To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-usb-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"