Max boot partition size in Windows server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Chris Thunell, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. What is the max Boot partition size for a windows server 2003 (standard
    edition)?

    Chris Thunell
     
    Chris Thunell, Oct 19, 2004
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  2. Chris Thunell

    Dave Patrick Guest

    This would be a limitation of you drive controller and or system bios; if
    any exists.

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    | What is the max Boot partition size for a windows server 2003 (standard
    | edition)?
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    | Chris Thunell
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    Dave Patrick, Oct 19, 2004
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  3. Windows server 2003, during setup will format any size drive (besides the
    obvious hardware limitations)? In previous versions there was a limit to
    the size of the boot partition like 4gb for winNT and 16gb for windows 2000.

    Thanks in advance for any direction on this!
    Chris Thunell
     
    Chris Thunell, Oct 20, 2004
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  4. Chris Thunell

    Dave Patrick Guest

    The limitation for Windows NT *system partition* was 7.8 gB because NTLDR
    would use the INT13 interface when using multi syntax in boot.ini Windows
    2000/XP/2003 supports large system partitions because it has the ability to
    use BIOS INT-13 extensions to boot the operating system on partitions with
    more than 1,024 cylinders, or 7.8 GB in size.

    Windows NT 4.0 Supports Maximum of 7.8-GB System Partition
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q224526

    Boot Partition Created During Setup Limited to 4 Gigabytes
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q119497

    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

    Be aware that Microsoft use the term boot partition for the partition where
    the operating system is installed, while the system partition is the first
    primary active partition (where the boot sector and files required to start
    the operating system reside) The system and boot partition can be
    one-and-the-same.

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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

    :
    | Windows server 2003, during setup will format any size drive (besides the
    | obvious hardware limitations)? In previous versions there was a limit to
    | the size of the boot partition like 4gb for winNT and 16gb for windows
    2000.
    |
    | Thanks in advance for any direction on this!
    | Chris Thunell
    |
     
    Dave Patrick, Oct 20, 2004
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