Is it possible to store an image which is greater than 4gigabytes onto a bootable USB memory stick?
The USB stick which gets formatted during creation of the boot media is formatted to FAT32. There is a limitation of a maximum 4Gb file size limit under FAT32.
There are two ways to address this issue when storing large image files (where the total image size is beyond 4Gb).
- After the boot disk creation of the USB flash media, use the Microsoft Windows command CONVERT to convert the file format from FAT32 to NTFS.
- Leave the USB media as FAT32 and specify that Active@ Disk Image split the image into 2Gb or 4Gb image chucks during creation of an image.