Solved

How to make C: partition active?

Posted on 2009-05-14
6
341 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I installed a new 6.5SP7 server and it won't boot to the dos partition.  I have a DRDOS 7.02 CD but there is no FDISK program on it.  I can boot directly to netware, which is fine, but would like to be able to get to C: drive on boot if necessary.  I googled for an ISO of DRDOS but didn't find it.  when I boot with the DRDOS cd when I try to sys c: the error is "Cannot SYS a drive affected by ASSIGN, JOIN, SUBST or network redirection."    thank you
0
Comment
Question by:facutvivo
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Macros82
ID: 24391563
Boot with win 98 and fdisk is ont here
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:deroode
ID: 24393052
The way Netware boots is first to boot Dos from C:, then start server.exe in c:\NWserver from autoexec.bat. Ususaly this happens so fast that you cannot see autoexec.bat starting

We have included a delay in our autoexec.bat (http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/13704.html) but it is also possible once server.exe is loaded to press ESC to stop the server from booting.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:elf_bin
ID: 24405490
With NetWare 6.5 you can enable NetWare to boot directly, without having to load DOS (aka the Netware boot loader) & I'm wondering if that's what is happening?
If it is, you can switch to using the DOS boot loader by typing "NWBOOT -UNDO" from the server console.  Then check the logger screen for confirmation.  You can switch back to using the NetWare boot loader by typing "NWBOOT" from the server console.  Then check the logger screen for confirmation.

Hope this helps.


0
SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

 

Author Comment

by:facutvivo
ID: 24445249
when I execut NWBOOT -UNDO the server doesn't boot.  that's my dilemna, why?  right now I am just letting the server boot to NetWare.  I would like to get a bootable CD with DRDOS 7.02 including fdisk so I can check the partition and make sure it is active.  
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:elf_bin
ID: 24448255
So did you check on the logger screen, what did it say?
You could download freedos & put that on.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
elf_bin earned 500 total points
ID: 24448261
Well you *seem* to be able to download DR-DOS legally here: http://www.drdos.net/download.htm

Hope that helps.
0

Featured Post

Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Problem loading LAN driver at install Netware 5.0 6 415
Trusted Applications 1 467
Novell network shared file issue 6 642
Novell client for Apple iMac 4 1,135
This article describes how to import an Outlook PST file to Office 365 using a third party product to avoid Microsoft's Azure command line tool, saving you time.
Configuring Remote Assistance for use with SCCM

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question