Tuesday, November 15th 2005

Problem Downloading Large Files with Azureus

I was trying to download the two Debian DVD images using Azureus, but it kept saying my hard disk was full, or sometimes just error. Since I had over 80 GB free, I knew this wasn’t the case.

Googling for people with the same problem didn’t really give very much at first. After a few tries though I found out that FAT32 can’t cope with files larger than 4GB. Apparently Azureus can’t tell the difference between having the wrong type of file system and having too little space left on the disk. I guess windows returns the same error code.

I solved the problem by creating a 20 GB NTFS partition for my larger downloads, using Partition Magic.

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