[THIN] Re: I have tried everything....I think

  • From: "Columna, Melvin" <ColumnaM@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 16:54:01 -0400

Partition Magic doesn't work on a Server.  You need Server Magic.

-----Original Message-----
From: S=E9rgio Fonseca [mailto:Fonsecase@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:23 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: I have tried everything....I think



Wy not "Partition Magic" ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Hopley [mailto:khopley@xxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: quarta-feira, 9 de Outubro de 2002 14:28
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] I have tried everything....I think



A tricky one I feel:

NT4/MF1.8 server running short on disk space. The idea was to ghost the =
=3D
partitions and bring them back down to larger partitions on a new =
larger =3D
hard drive. This has worked fine before on other servers other than =3D
service failures as the ghosting process reallocates default drive =3D =
letters
C & D - start disk administrator and change drive letters back =3D to x =
& Y
... sorted.

This particular server is not having any of it. After the ghosting =3D
process, restart the server and the server goes through a normal boot =
as =3D
far as the Metaframe back screen... there is still the odd flicker of =
=3D disk
activity but no CTRL/ALT/DEL screen is displayed - cannot logon, no =3D
network services so no network access.

I have tried the process in variety of different ways but always come =
up =3D
with the same result. I am sure it is down to the drive letter =3D =
allocation
cos when the original drive is put in as an extra drive in =3D the =
server, the
system (booting from the new disk) sees the old disk as =3D X and boots
normally.

I have also tried using volume manager - which incidentally also =3D
reallocates default drive letters to any volume that it plays with - so =
=3D I
get the same result.

Is there anyway to reallocate the drive letters prior to system =3D =
start-up.
I have looked on Technet and found an article that allows you =3D to do =
it if
the machine is booted and can access the registry. I have =3D also =
tried
loading the hive from the server onto another test server but =3D the =
"Mounted
Devices" section that Q223188 talks about is not available =3D unless =
booted.

Has anyone else had anything similar or does anyone have any other way =
=3D of
increasing volume sizes??

Help please

Kev Hopley
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