i'm running debian w/gnome as the gui. i have a 320gig usb drive connected to the computer and it shows up fine. i have an 18.5 gig db file i need to copy to this usb drive but it fails consistently at 4gigs. i've tried transferring a tar file as well as the raw folder, both fail right at 4gigs.
is there some file transfer limit built in that i can change as i need to get this db off the computer for offsite backup purposes.
I use NTFS formatted drives with Ubuntu (which is Debian-based) all the time, with no issues at all. And NTFS is a far better filesystem anyway. If that 320gig drive is formatted as FAT32, I would advise changing to NTFS. You can do so without losing data if you have access to a Windows machine.
i'm missing the ntfs-3g package and unfortunately this system is hardened so i can't use the automatic ftp update. i figure i'll find the standalone package and bring it over using my usb drive (fat32 formatted of course).
thanks for the libfuse2 heads up. i'm discovering that there are a ton of dependancies which are creating a problem. when i try to load libfuse2 or ntfs-3g, it states i am missing the multiarch-support package. when i try to load it i get an error regarding my version of libc6:
airsync:/tmp# sudo dpkg -i multiarch-support_2.13-31_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 93627 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace multiarch-support 2.13-31 (using multiarch-support_2.13-31_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement multiarch-support ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of multiarch-support:
multiarch-support depends on libc6 (>= 2.13-5); however:
Version of libc6 on system is 2.7-18lenny7.
dpkg: error processing multiarch-support (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing: