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Knoppix and dd limitations

Scott R Ehrlich wrote:
>>> How do I get around the file size limitation?
>> That's probably not a dd limitation, but a filesystem
>> limitation. It may be a Samba issue.

I'd concur that it is a file system limitation, especially given that 2 
GB is the file size limit on some file systems (FAT). The response from 
Mike Ledoux seems like the best explanation - that Samba is imposing the 
limit in case the target file system has that limit. Of course if you're 
exporting an actual FAT file system, that would explain it too.

> If so, maybe disk imaging beyond 2 Gig won't work using Knoppix :-(

You should be able to pipe the output from dd through split. Probably 
with a compressor in the middle.

Or you could use Partimage on the SystemRescueCd I previously mentioned. 
It will compress and split image files to a specified size (2 GB by 
default). Just be sure and test the image files it creates.


Tom Metro
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