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NT Boot Disks will not do LDS

By BigBadWolf ·
Two years ago I purchased VB student edition for college and it came with a version of NT4 and install disks. I have recently aquired another computer and have decided to put NT on that system. The drive is 5GB in size basically good for what i need it to do and the bios supports the drive as is without DM software but NT will only allow me 2GB partitions. At work we have NT4 and it is installed on a 16GB drive using the entire drive. How do i make NT utilize the entire drive as one partition?? (preferrably without DMSoftware)
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Use NT 4.0 or a tool as Partitionmagic

by pvogelaar In reply to NT Boot Disks will not do ...

The way I got booting partitions up to the 9 Gbyte limit, is to format the drive with a NT configuration on another disk. Hook up your 5 Gbyte disk to an existing (or temporary) system, create a single partition for the entire drive, and finally format it using the NTFS format.

Now when you boot from CD or floppy disks, on a system where your prepared drive is connected, you will be able to select this partition to install NT to.

Background: the NT4 install does not support installation to partitions over 2 Gbyte, because it initially needs the FAT16 format. Note that starting with Windows 2000 (NT5) this limit has been releaved.

Good luck,


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