Re: NT on drive > 2gig?

Paul Sheahan ( (no email) )
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 14:27:15 -0400

After I sent my reply I realized that is exactly what my problem is! All my
drives are Fat32. Dammit!

Does a utility exist to convert back to Fat16 from Fat32?


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Lachance <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, June 29, 1998 2:16 PM
Subject: RE: NT on drive > 2gig?

>> My goal is to install Windows NT on the primary drive of my secondary IDE
>> controller (the 2 gig Maxtor drive). I just happen to be running
>> Windows 98
>> on my 4 gig boot drive and plan to dual boot each OS. I am also
>> NOT going to
>> use NTFS, as I don't need the security features right now.
>> Why can't I just install NT on the 2 gig drive on the secondary IDE
>> controller, and leave my 4 gig boot drive as is (running Win98)?
>Sure. It is possible that the boot.ini file (hidden system file on your 4G
>partition used by the NT loader) may be confused though. It should
>look something like this:
>[boot loader]
>[operating systems]
>multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00"
>multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00
>[VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
>C:\="Microsoft Windows"
>In theory, this should boot on the first partition of the second disk. Of
>note, NT4 cannot handle FAT32 disk partitions - that may be where your
>problem is...
>Vircom, Inc.