I would like to install NT Workstation v4.0 on a *single* 8GB partition. (I know that smaller parititions are more efficient, but for my purposes I would prefer to have one large partition.) The largest partition that I can format during the install of NT is 4GB, and I think that this is because the installer automatically creates a FAT partition which can't be larger than 4GB and then converts it to NTFS if necessary.
So, what I was planning to do was to attach the disk to an existing NT machine and then format it as a single 8GB NTFS partition, and then reattach the disk to the original machine and then install NT on it without reformatting the partition. Will this work? Is there an easier way?