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Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE[3]: Partition lock-down
by acobar on Mon 24th Jun 2013 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Partition lock-down"
acobar
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2005-11-15


The system partition (32 GB ext3) had the system installed on it, the swap partition (4 GB swap) and the data partition (200 GB fat32) had nothing on it, it was just purposed to store... guess it : data !


I may be wrong but the last time I checked, and it was a long time ago, you had to resort to some not trivial steps to create and use a fat32 partition with more than 32GB. Perhaps, was this the root of the problem?

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RE[4]: Partition lock-down
by zima on Tue 25th Jun 2013 18:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Partition lock-down"
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2005-07-06

It was just a limitation of some partitioning tools (most notably the one in Windows), fat32 itself is easily capable of more than 32 GiB.

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