Can't expand a traditional volume

  • 3004384
  • 05-May-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Products: Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell NetWare 6.0


Symptoms: Traditional volume is 95% full
Cannot access "Partition Disks" link in Novell Remote Manager
Cannot browse volume with Novell ConsoleOne


NWCONFIG.NLM from a NetWare 5.1 server will work as long as there are not already 4 partitions defined in the Master Boot Record (MBR) of the disk where the free space exists.  You will see several errors pop up during this process.  You can ignore them.  Use the following steps:
1.  Load NetWare 5.1 version of NWCONFIG.NLM
2.  Highlight "Standard Disk Options" and press Enter
3.  Highlight "Modify disk partitions and Hot Fix" and press Enter
4.  Highlight "Create NetWare disk partition" and press Enter
5.  If a list of Available Free Spaces pops up, select the free space you want to use for the new partition and press Enter
6.  You should now see a screen titled "Disk Partition Information".  Normally, you should accept the default values.  Press ESC to continue.
7.  Highlight "Yes" and press Enter, to create the NetWare partition.
8.  Press ESC to return to the "Available Disk Options" menu.
9.  Highlight "NetWare Volume Options" and press Enter.
10.  Highlight the volume you wish to expand, and press Insert or F3.  You will probably see an error screen pop up with "MM_GetObjectAttribute failed".  Just ignore the error, and press Enter to continue.
12.  Highlight the free space partition you just created and press Enter.
13.  Highlight "Make this segment part of another volume" and press Enter.
14.  Highlight the volume you wish to expand and press Enter.  You will probably see an error screen pop up with"MM_GetObjectAttribute failed".  Just ignore the error, and press Enter to continue.
15.  You will see a list of all of the volume segments.  Press ESC to continue.
16.  You will see the volume with the new size.  Press ESC to continue.
17.  Highlight "Yes" and press Enter to save the volume changes.  You will probably see an error pop up about "The system volume (SYS:) does not exist".  Just ignore the error and press Enter to continue.
18.  Highlight "Yes" and press Enter to "Save the volume configuration anyway".
19.  You will see an option to mount volumes.  It doesn't matter which option you select.
20.  Press ESC twice to exit NWCONFIG.