FAT32 and NT 4.0

Hello experts!
I want to install NT 4.0 additionally to Win95. However my version of 95 uses FAT32, which NT doesn't support. I tried FIPS (freeware for nondestructive repartition) but it doesn't work with FAT32 either. Is there a (freeware-) propgram that solves my problem?

Thanx in advance  
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TedSennCommented:
I believe that you could look at www.systeminternals.com.
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TeslaAuthor Commented:
I can't find the server. Coul'd you please check the link?
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netmageCommented:
The boot partition MUST be Fat16 for the bootloader to work.


That url listed is actually:
www.sysinternals.com
The program is fat32 for NT but can't be be used on the boot partition.

Another option is use the the linux boot loader LILO that can be run form a floppy disk but unless you know much about linux, i wouldn't suggest using this as the config is hard.


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TeslaAuthor Commented:
Fortunately I have some knowledge of linux, but I still have the problem of repartitioning my disk without destroying the data on it...
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netmageCommented:
I don't think there is other freeware capable of this operation.

Is the fat32 drive over 2.1 gig?
Even using a commercial program like partition magic asks to move files to make a 2.1 gig drive.

Perhaps backing up the win95 partiton files then using fdisk is the only way to get a fat16 boot partiton.

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pete_perryCommented:
There are no other freeware applications that will do it but, if you can get a friend who owns Partition Magic to lend you his repair disk you can use that for this purpose.
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drittichCommented:
There is no freeware for this that I would trust.  

Use Partition Magic to move the FAT32 partition to the right so that you can then create a 2 GB FAT16 partition at the beginning of the drive for the NT install.  
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