Can't create max Volume size for a NW3.12 server (40gb hd) ?

I have a NW3.12 server w/ a 18gb harddrive.  It has 4 volumes and running out of space so we now have a 40gb ide second hd.  Its not fully recognized in Disk options, it comes up as a 32gb hd.  We creat a volume for it and recieve an error saying "Error allocating memory for FAT Table".  When we creat a 2gb volume it seems to create it no problem.  What is the solution to use the full 40gb as one or max two volumes?

fyi: p133 24mb ram
kalebAsked:
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morbiousConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check your memory for the server for that large a disk system your gonna need at least 512 meg with a newer bios that can support the larger disks ok.

I would also check the specs for netware 3.x I thought that they could only go up to 32 gig for max volume size too.


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DINOCommented:
Does the bios of the machine see the whole drive? You might need to flash it.
Are you replacing the old drive or adding the new one to it for a total of 58gig's?
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ZombiteCommented:
Go and buy more memory for starters.

You are woesfully short on memory.
goto
http://www.novell.com/documentation/lg/nw4/docui/index.html#../iw2gts/upgrdenu/data/hvfmuv3u.html

if you dont have the calculation sheets that came with netware.

To be quite frank, I dont know how you were running 18 Gb on that memory, let alone 32Gb.
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sverreCommented:
Zombite are right, buy more memmory to the server!
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kalebAuthor Commented:
i will up the ram to 128mb and see if that does the trick.

i know that the ram was low but the client did wanted to cheap out - so to speak.  creep by with what they have for another year.

thanks i'll let you know if it works
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michelandreCommented:
As zombite I wonder how you can have only 24 MB of memory and 18GB HD.
Usually 3.12 ask for roughly 8MB of RAM for each 1GB of HD.
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AicoCommented:
I agree upon the memory thing but I've also got another tip for you.
Why don't you create a volume of 2 Gb and after that resize it with a tool like Ghost for Netware. You can get an evaluation version at www.ghost4nw.com.
Maybe a long shot, but give it a try.
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lpenrodCommented:
Memory will not keep you from creating the partition or volume, it will however keep you from mounting the volume (if there is alot of data on it).

I bet you are having a BIOS problem.

Larry
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pwoolfordCommented:
kaleb
Any success with this ?
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kalebAuthor Commented:
Answer accepted
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kalebAuthor Commented:
thanx for the help
sorry for the delay in response
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