Netware Dos Partition
Posted on 2003-04-01
This may sound like a dumb question, but its something that I have always wondered about. Why does Novell Netware require the use of a dos partition to boot from? I figured by now they would design a kernel that would boot from something native of NetWare instead of caldera dos (ms-dos) etc. Also, I was wondering if you could settle a bet, a fellow IT admin says that Novell recommends 1 mb of dos space for every 1 mb of ram. I thought that sounded a little crazy because of the fact you can have a server with 4 gbs of ram and only a dos partition of 2 gbs (the max size for a Fat16 partition). Everything I have read suggests to make the dos partition big enough for the boot files of NetWare and any other applications that may need to reside there (I make my partitions 500 mb regardless of the RAM of the server.). Can someone shed some insight on this and decided which one of us is right.