What is Maximum Partition size supported by Linux?

A file system is a method for storing and organizing computer files and the data they contain to make it easy to find and access them. Some time it is necessary to know maximum file and partition size. Currently the most commonly used Linux file systems are ext2, ext3 or ReiserFS. To support files larger than 2 GiB on 32-bit systems, Linux need to use Large File Support (LFS). The LFS support is done by the Linux kernel and the GNU C library i.e. glibc. LFS raises the limit of maximal file size. For 32-bit systems the limit is 2 GiB but using the LFS interface on filesystems that support LFS applications can handle files as large as 263 bytes.
Below is a summery of the these file system:
Maximum Partition size supported by Linux
Please note that following Linux distributions comes with LFS support:
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Suse Linux
  • Debian
Maximum Number of Partitions
Please note that under Linux maximum 63 IDE partitions can be created and 15 SCSI partitions can be created per disk.

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