Unable to define SYS volume size smaller than NetWare partition size

  • 10019057
  • 1.0.34618365.2362029
  • 13-Oct-1999
  • 19-Dec-2002

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Fact

Novell NetWare 5.0

RESPONSE.NI

Symptom

Unable to define SYS volume size smaller than NetWare partition size

Example:
[NWI:NW VOLUME]
Prompt=FALSE
SYS VOLUME SIZE= 2000
SYS PARTITION SIZE= 3989.3

Cause

During NetWare 5 automated installation with RESPONSE.NI with example above, the installer will always prompts for SYS volume size, but there isn't anyway to change the size.

The installer will always take all the free space defined in SYS PARTITION SIZE= 3989.3, and SYS volume size will also be 3989.3M.

Fix

This is a limitation of RESPONSE.NI in NetWare 5.