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MS-DOS partition limits (Miscellaneous)

posted by cm(R) Homepage E-mail, Düsseldorf, Germany, 24.02.2009, 11:56

> > Maybe not on Windows for make, bash, gcc, etc, but DOS has no issues.
>
> It's more important on Windows true. And Dos has maximal partition limits?
> How much storage can you use on a single HD on pure dos? 24 partitions of
> 2GB or so?

If "pure DOS" implies "retail MS-DOS", yes. Note that you can't store all these partitions on a single disk because retail MS-DOS never supported LBA, so it accesses only the first 8 GiB of all disks. Most modern DOS versions (even later MS-DOS) however support LBA and FAT32 (some even support up to 32 drive letters instead of 26 ;-)).

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