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How to make C: partition active?

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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
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by:Macros82
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Boot with win 98 and fdisk is ont here
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by:deroode
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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.
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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.


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by:facutvivo
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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.  
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by:elf_bin
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So did you check on the logger screen, what did it say?
You could download freedos & put that on.
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Well you *seem* to be able to download DR-DOS legally here: http://www.drdos.net/download.htm

Hope that helps.
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