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NT server and hard greater than 4gig

By yvesf ·
Hi, often I have to install Nt server or BackOffice on Netfinity server. The hard disk have 8gig. Do you have tips for format all the disk. I know that is possible to format the disk on an other computer with NT. But I'm looking for others methods. Thanks.

Yves

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by mkelley In reply to NT server and hard greate ...

I must be missing something, are you talking about formatting the entire disk during install? What version of NT? If you are trying to format the entire 8gb during install, I wouldn't waste time with that. Install NT and tell it to use one gb for the system partition that holds NT. Format that with NTFS, and after you bring the system up, use disk administrator to create a data or apps partition with the remainder of the disk, and format then. It is wise to have a separate partition for your system fileson a server, If you need to, use two mb for your system partition.

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by dschrop In reply to NT server and hard greate ...

It is impossible to make NT 3.x or 4.x boot from a disk partition larger than 7.8GB, even if you format it with NTFS on another system. This is because ntldr uses INT13, and 7.6GB is the largest allowable partition size this interrupt call can handle.

FAT can only handle 4GB. The reason that the NT setup program conforms to this standard is because it always formats at disk as FAT, then converts it to NTFS later in the setup (assuming you told it you wanted NTFS).

I hear that Windows 2000 doesn'thave this restriction but I haven't tried.

So, unless you had a custom ntldr program, you would not be able to boot from this drive.

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by bwcolman In reply to NT server and hard greate ...

We wanted to have one large disk for NT Workstation Users in a heavy CAD/CAM environment. First a master disk (4.5 GB) was setup and tested in the environment. We then accomplished a roll out with Norton Ghost and Ghostwalker. Being as this was NT 4 SP5 we created a full partition on our 8 GB SCSI drives. The Ghost product warned us of exceeding the 7.6GB? limitation. We still did the full partition. The systems have been stable for 2 months.

Brett

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by Acroo In reply to NT server and hard greate ...

Related information to this problem lies in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q114841
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q127134
on why you should not have NT installed on a partition larger then 7.87 Gb

/Acroo

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by glenn.ryberg In reply to NT server and hard greate ...

SS ID Number: Q224526
Article last modified on 09-02-1999

winnt:3.1,3.5,3.51,4.0,4.0 SP1,4.0 SP2,4.0 SP3,4.0 SP4

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The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Windows NT Server versions 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, 4.0 SP1, 4.0 SP2, 4.0 SP3, 4.0 SP4
- Microsoft Windows NT Server versions 4.0, 4.0 SP4, Terminal Server Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition versions 4.0, 4.0 SP4
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation versions 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, 4.0 SP1, 4.0 SP2, 4.0 SP3, 4.0 SP4
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SUMMARY
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Although Windows NT 4.0 can in theory support partitions of up to 16 exabytes in
size using the NTFS file system, the maximum size of the system partition is
limited to 7.8 gigabytes (GB).

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