We´re using a handmade unattended installation of WinNT 4.0, in which we prepartition the drive with linux creating one large FAT partition with the size of the entire drive containing only a 500 meg file system, taking advantage of the effect that the NTFS conversion utility goes on converting until it has reached the end of the partition. When we use our method on larger drives, the conversion utility corrupts the file system.
According to MS, NT only supports system partitions smaller than 7.8 gig. Knowledge base Article ID: Q224526
500 points for who can give us a solution for using larger system partitions.