Subject: Re: newfs_msdos file system size limit in 1.6.2?
To: Brad du Plessis <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/24/2004 18:03:55
> Subject: newfs_msdos file system size limit in 1.6.2?
> Hi,
> Can someone perhaps confirm for me if creating a filesystem on a disk using
> newfs_msdos limits any single partition size to 132GB?
> Doing a newfs_msdos on a 200GB disk with only a single partition seems to
> work fine, but I am unable to mount this partition. Doing a mount_msdos
> returns "Invalid argument".
> Is this a limit imposed by FAT32, or does this indicate a problem with
> newfs_msdos or mount_msdos?
> Thanks.
could you try mformat?

i had other problems with newfs_msdos (with even smaller partitions it 
doesn't like to work with windows then).

mformat always worked fine for me.