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Partitions size in nt 4.0

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How do i create ntfs partitions larger than 4GB in nt 4.0

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by eirani In reply to Partitions size in nt 4.0

You cannot do this at installation time. (At least, I wasn't able to do it myself)
But using disk administrator, you can create a partition by far larger than 4GB and format it using NTFS. (I have a happy 6GB NTFS partition on my system).

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by rearviewmirror In reply to Partitions size in nt 4.0

There is a program called "largent.exe" that is widely available on the net...all you have to do is take the exe file and expand it to a floppy and it will install NT on disks larger than 4GB (make sure the floppy is preformatted or formatted on a 95/98 machine). I have installed it successfully on 6.8 GB drives, I am not exactly sure if it will do the whole 13GB or 20 GB of most new drives, I still believe in partitioning user workstations for redundancy. This file boots to the NT installation, copiesthe files over to the disk then reboots and seemingly restarts the entire installation process over again, but now it goes well beyond the default max. disk size of 4GB. If you e-mail me I will send you a copy of Largent.exe. I got it from the IDP/DunnComputer website.

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by dale.trussell In reply to Partitions size in nt 4.0

If you have a freshly formatted NTFS partition between 4GB and 7.8GB theoretically you should be able to install NT to the partition. Because of limitations of NTFS and the NTFS file system driver on NT. The system partition of a NT installation cannot be larger than approx. 7.8GB (it varies by machine). You can use a tool to install the OS like SuperFly996 suggested or you can do it manually. Format the partition with another NT install on another partition or system. Then install NT to thenew partition. Do a search in technet on "7.8GB" or Q114841 for more info.

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by rob.wilcox1 In reply to Partitions size in nt 4.0

You can't during installation... however you can use a tool like PartitionMagic to expand the partition afer installation. Once in NT you can create a second or third or fourth partition of almost any size you want to.

I would advise a small-ishinitial partition - we use 2 Gb - install the core OS, backup software, browser, resource kit tools, and so on it. Put everything else on the other much larger partition.

Cheers

Rob Wilcox

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by bhuff In reply to Partitions size in nt 4.0

The easiest way around this is to put the drive in a machine already running NT, partition and format it then put in the other machine and install NT on that partition. This way you can make it any size you want without the 4GB limit imposed by the installation routine.

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