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.