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Boot Partition Size in Win2000 Server

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April 2, 2004 5:40:50 PM

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How large can the boot partition be? I assume it is
8GB...is that a correct assumption.

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Anonymous
April 2, 2004 8:00:19 PM

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I'm assuming you meant system partition. This could be a hardware limitation
and occurs independently of the operating system. This should not be an
issue on a newer computer if their BIOS supports INT13 Extensions and this
feature is turned on, which it is by default. Also this article may help.

Setup Does Not Check for INT-13 Extensions Before Creating System Partition
(Q240672)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q240672

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"Ken" wrote:
| How large can the boot partition be? I assume it is
| 8GB...is that a correct assumption.
April 2, 2004 8:00:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Yes, This is what I meant I should have been more clear.
I have a Win2000 Server and would like to have a system
partion larger than 8GB. I know in WinNT this was a
limitation but wasn't sure if this carried over to
Win2000. Its running on a Dell PowerEdge 2600. Any
information would be appreciated.

>-----Original Message-----
>I'm assuming you meant system partition. This could be a
hardware limitation
>and occurs independently of the operating system. This
should not be an
>issue on a newer computer if their BIOS supports INT13
Extensions and this
>feature is turned on, which it is by default. Also this
article may help.
>
>Setup Does Not Check for INT-13 Extensions Before
Creating System Partition
>(Q240672)
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;Q240672
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
>"Ken" wrote:
>| How large can the boot partition be? I assume it is
>| 8GB...is that a correct assumption.
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 2, 2004 8:27:52 PM

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You didn't mention what you had in mind but you're only limited by the
capability of your hardware (system bios and or drive controller)

Also these may help.

Limitations of FAT32 File System (Q184006)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q184006

Windows NT File Size and Partition Size Limits (Q93496)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q93496

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Ken" wrote:
| Yes, This is what I meant I should have been more clear.
| I have a Win2000 Server and would like to have a system
| partion larger than 8GB. I know in WinNT this was a
| limitation but wasn't sure if this carried over to
| Win2000. Its running on a Dell PowerEdge 2600. Any
| information would be appreciated.
!