[Freedombox-discuss] Disk size limits on the Dreamplug?

Simo s at ssimo.org
Fri Aug 2 23:54:00 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-08-02 at 17:21 -0600, kendrick eastes wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Jack Wilborn <jkwilborn at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello.  I've asked this a few times.  Today I purchased a 32G SD card for
> > my wife's Nook.  It found it's way into my computer and I built a Dreamplug
> > boot card on it.
> >
> > When I was booted, I did a 'df -h' and it reported 29G with some of it
> > used. I'm assuming that this shows that the Dreamplug can at least access
> > the 32G.
> >
> > thats normal, the dreamplug/windows thinks of a Gigabyte as
> 2^30(1,073,741,824) bytes whereas the marketing department of whoever made
> the card thinks of it as 10^9(1,000,000,000) multiply those by 32 and you
> get some diffrences

Oddly the marketing department is technically correct[1] although I am
sure not intentionally so.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte

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