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    Is there a limit on size trying to initialise and mount a 256gb USB for use on H52TC keeps failing mount? Any ideas as a 128 works! Just want to increase size.


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    I’ve used a 1TB USB HDD, so no there isn’t a 128GB limit. You don’t need to initialise in the box, you can use it formatted in FAT32 but remember there is a file size limit for FAT32. Best option would be to format it in your PC using the Partition wizard app. Format it in EXT-4. When done, put it in the box and just mount it as /media/hdd/ and most image default settings will record and timeshift already. If you have recorded elsewhere, then you may need to set the recording and timeshift destination.


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    Will try that I have downloaded partition wizard. Was going to use gparted but kept closing on me.


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    Wow how subtle works a treat. Can’t believe I didn’t try that before.
    Thanks loads Lincsat.


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    Is there a limit on size trying to initialise and mount a 256gb USB for use on H52TC keeps failing mount? Any ideas as a 128 works! Just want to increase size.


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    I’ve used a 1TB USB HDD, so no there isn’t a 128GB limit. You don’t need to initialise in the box, you can use it formatted in FAT32 but remember there is a file size limit for FAT32. Best option would be to format it in your PC using the Partition wizard app. Format it in EXT-4. When done, put it in the box and just mount it as /media/hdd/ and most image default settings will record and timeshift already. If you have recorded elsewhere, then you may need to set the recording and timeshift destination.


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    Will try that I have downloaded partition wizard. Was going to use gparted but kept closing on me.


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    Wow how subtle works a treat. Can’t believe I didn’t try that before.
    Thanks loads Lincsat.


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