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defakto
post Apr 13 2005, 02:32 PM
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When using mkfs.minix, part of busybox default util with opie, I can only get my 128 meg SD card to create a 64 meg drive, does anyone know if this is a limitation of mkfs.minix and should I use something else or is there something I'm missing?

*edit* typoed some numbers....corrected them
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Stubear
post Apr 13 2005, 05:28 PM
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Don't use Minix, you are better of with ext2 or ext3 or even jffs2

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The Minix FileSystem was the file system used by Minix, and was described in "Operating Systems: Their design and implementation" by AndrewTannenbaum.

The Minix file system had a number of limitations:

    * It couldn't address partitions larger than 64mb
    * It had a maximum limit of 32 chars on filenames
    * etc

The Minix File system was used a lot on floppies where it's overhead was low. It's design also leant itself to being a file within the FileSystem of the host OperatingSystem when Minix was run as a process within another OperatingSystem.


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defakto
post Apr 13 2005, 05:48 PM
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Ok, makes much more sense now. THanks
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