So, I created a FAT16 partition in the following way
- I plugged in my 16 GB thumbdrive.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX count=1
- Opened up cfdisk for simplicity.
- Selected dos label type
- Created new partition of type "FAT16 <32M"
- Written the changes to the partition.
mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdXY
I am surprised to see that it really worked well! So well that I have more than a GiB of data into it right now. My question is how does FAT16 is able to copy that much data? Is there any chance of losing the data?