>We have noticed that in Paradox when running the application on a drive
>that has *free space* of > 2 GB we get an error message saying that Paradox
>needs > 15 MB of free space. The hard drive could be 4 GB in size but it
>won't run until at least 2 GB of space is used leaving less than 2 GB free
>space. The test environment is a Novell 4.11 server with Win95
>clients....anyone notice this type of problem or how to fix it?
You do not mention which version of Paradox you are using but it sounds like
an early Paradox for DOS. These systems did not support hard drives greater
A utility was posted to the newsgroup even this week, at my request (thank
you!) called LESSPACE.EXE, which "fools" Paradox for DOS into thinking that
the disk is not "too large."
Basically, as disks have gotten bigger and bigger, DOS has invented new and
clever ways to be able to handle them... of which FAT32 is the latest
incarnation. New interfaces, and new variations on old interfaces, were
invented along the way. Older software that existed before the time these
interfaces came into being, such as Paradox for DOS, obviously has no way to