RE: NT on drive > 2gig?

Richard Lachance ( (no email) )
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 13:54:18 -0400

> When I try to install NT 4.0 Server, it pops up and tells me it couldn't
> find a drive to install on. Is this because my primary drive is 4 gig and
> the largest boot drive NT can have is 2 gig?
> How do I get around this, break my 4 gig drive up into 2, 2 gig
> partitions?

Do you have any other NT box up & running? If so, put the drive in that
machine and format it as a 4G NTFS partition. Then put it back in the other
machine and boot from the NT install floppies. When it asks which partition
to install on, specify the NTFS partition and you're set.

The 2G issue is because NT first format the drive in FAT16, and transforms
it later into NTFS. Preformating the partition in NTFS will go around that


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