Can't get larger than 4 Gig partition

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Absolutely, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Absolutely

    Absolutely Guest

    Trying to install 2003 Server on a Dell PE SC1430 using Dell's server
    install CD and even though I set the C drive partition size in the utility
    to 20 Gig, after the 2003 Server install completes I end up with a useable C
    drive of 4 Gig. Funny thing is Windows disk management shows Disk 0 at 20
    Gig, but the upper pane shows it as 4 Gig and Windows treats it as 4 Gig.
    Absolutely, Jun 19, 2007
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  2. Hmm - generally, that points to the disk format not being NTFS, but did you create the partitions/volumes? If this was a totally
    vanilla bare-bones machine and you used the Dell setup CD, it would've been
    NTFS, but check.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 19, 2007
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  3. Absolutely

    Absolutely Guest

    Not exactly sure why, but a guy on the Dell forums ran into the same thing.
    Has something to do with Windows setup seeing the FAT32 Dell utility
    partition and deciding the C drive should also be FAT32. Weird, but the
    cure was to cancel the disk check during 2003 setup. Gotta be quick though.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Absolutely, Jun 27, 2007
  4. Well, I've never had a single problem using the Dell setup CD (or any
    vendor's setup CD) - I always manually create my partitions, and the utility
    partition is automatically created when I choose setup. Strange, but glad
    you got it figured out.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 27, 2007
  5. Absolutely

    Absolutely Guest

    Never had a problem with the Dell CE either and had setup a PE1800 about a
    week earlier with it's CD and had no issues. Not sure what's different
    about this one, but I tried it numerous times with he results the same each
    time. Even blew out the array and recreated it to no avail.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Absolutely, Jul 5, 2007
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