I recently bought a 8GB USB flash disk. I created a fat32 filesystem (using
mkfs.vfat) on the whole drive (
df -h shows approximately 8GB available, but when I try to extract an archive on the disk, the kernel raises
No space left on device exceptions at about 812MB of occupation, and
df stills show plenty of space available.
I tried the same manipulation using an
ext3 filesystem, without any problem.