By default, this version 2.0.3 of minia supports kmer sizes up to 127.
If you want to use greater kmer size, you need to compile it with a maximum value of your choice; you can do the following (the k4 value should be a multiple of 32)
wget "http://gatb-tools.gforge.inria.fr/versions/src/minia-2.0.3-Source.tar.gz" tar xvf minia-2.0.3-Source.tar.gz cd minia-2.0.3-Source mkdir build cd build cmake -DSKIP_DOC=1 -Dk4=160 .. make
Then you should have a
minia command that will support kmer sizes up to 159.