I've recently tried to create an image from a DVD under Linux.
I wrote the image file to an vfat (fat32) partition previously mounted. The copying process stopped by about 2GB, the former file-size-limit of Linux. I've checked my binaries (dd and cat) they both support large files, and they work well on ext2-filesystems creating files larger than 2GB. I looked into kernel-documentation of vfat-filesystem drivers and the struct there says that the file-size is represented by 4 bytes (32bit integer). So the file-size-limit should be (if I'm correct) at 4GB (or 2^32) since it does not make any sens to use a signed integer to represent the file-size (it can't be negative ;) )
So has anybody a clue what the problem could be, please ?
I', using kernel 2.4.18 from SuSE (compiled from source with all large-file-support enabled). (btw. the original Suse 8.0 Kernel does have the same problem)
I would be really glad if someone could help me!