Novell NetWare 5.1 Installation on a 7450R/935 Server
Note: Gateway has not tested this operating system (OS) on this particular platform but has verified basic functionality in a lab environment. This information is provided as a courtesy only to those Gateway customers who choose to use these server operating systems. These instructions do not in any way imply that Gateway fully supports this operating system.
Configuration Notes: These instructions assume that the server is using the add-on Elite 1600 493 2-channel RAID controller, the integrated Adaptec SCSI controllers, the integrated video card and the integrated 10/100 Ethernet controllers.
- NetWare 5.1 Installation CD media including licensing information.
- Intel Integrated 10/100 NIC drivers (82559B) can be obtained from support.Intel.com. The file name is pronware.exe. At the writing of this document, these drivers were too large to fit onto a floppy disk and extracted into a program called makedisk that would create the disk for the user.
- Adaptec 7892W Ultra 160 drivers available from http://www.adaptec.com drivers. The file name is u160_nw6.exe with a date of March 25, 2002.
- LSI logic Elite 1600 2-channel RAID controller drivers available from http://www.lsilogic.com. Version 7.00f with a file name of nw700f.zip was used for this installation.
- Server add-ons driver disk or network controller drivers for products added to server.
- The latest updated support pack from Novells Web site.
- Insert the Novell installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. The computer starts from the CD-ROM and begins preparing the hard drive for Netware Installation.
- If the installation program detects an existing startup partition on the hard drive, it gives the option of using this partition or creating a new one. For new servers, select Create a New Boot Partition, and then press the ENTER key.
- The next screen prompts you to specify the size of the boot partition to create. It defaults to using the 100-megabyte (MB) (or desired capacity) setting. To accept this size, select Continue, and then press ENTER.
- On the next screen, to confirm that you want to create a new partition, select Continue, and then press ENTER. The install program restarts the server and formats the created partition.
- The Novell® NetWare® logo screen momentarily appears as the installation program loads.
- On the Welcome to NetWare server installation screen, to begin installation on a new server, select Continue, and then press ENTER.
- On the Select the settings for the server screen, to accept the default settings, select Continue, and then press ENTER.
- On the Select the regional settings for the server screen, to accept the default United States regional settings, select Continue, and then press ENTER.
- On the next screen, to accept the default mouse and video settings, select Continue, and then press ENTER.
Note: NetWare also works with serial mouse devices. However, a mouse is not required. Accept the default setting of Super VGA unless the video card being used cannot support 256 colors.
- Files copy.
- NetWare® detects the hardware installed in the server. If multiple drivers exist for a particular device, the computer prompts for selection of the correct one.
- The drivers for all installed mass storage controllers are displayed, along with the platform support module for the server. It should already list the ADPT160M drivers under storage adapters. The default option, MPS14, works with the entire Gateway server line. Select Modify, and then press ENTER.
- Select the Storage Adapters field with the adaptec and IDEATA drivers, and then press ENTER.
- Press the DELETE key to remove the ADPT160M driver instance. Do not remove the IDEATA.HAM driver.
- Press the INS key. A list of available drivers appears. Press INS again to select Add an unlisted driver.
- By default the install program searches on drive A for the drivers to install. Insert the adaptec U160 controller disk that was created in prerequisite step 3 and press ENTER. Depending on how the drivers are configured, it may install both instances immediately and list them under drivers, or it may also require that the user select the U160 drivers manually from a list.
- The installation returns to the Add, edit or delete storage drivers screen with both the IDEATA.HAM as well as two ADPT160M.HAM drivers. Press the INS key again and the same list of available drivers appears.
- Press the INS key again. By default, the install program searches on drive A for the drivers to install. Insert the Elite 1600 493 RAID controller drivers disk created in prerequisite step 4, and then press ENTER.
- Depending on how the drivers are configured, it may install the drivers when it detects the card immediately. It may instead list it under drivers, or it may also require that the user select the Elite 1600 drivers manually from a list.
- The installation returns to the Add, edit or delete storage drivers screen with the IDEATA, ADPTU160 and now MEGA4_XX.HAM drivers listed. Press the TAB key to select Return to driver summary, and then press ENTER.
- On the Platform/storage screen, press the TAB key to select Continue, and then press ENTER.
- The NetWare installation loads the selected drivers.
- The drivers are matched up to the corresponding hardware.
- The NetWare installation displays the detected storage devices and network interface cards. The installation detects most hardware. Select Modify, and then press ENTER.
- Select Network Boards.
- On the Drivers listing screen, press the INS key. A list of available drivers appears. Press the INS key again to install an unlisted driver.
- By default, it indicates that it is going to search drive A. Insert the floppy disk created in prerequisite step 2, and then press ENTER. NetWare begins searching the disk.
- When the drivers are found on the disk, it identifies the CE100B.LAN twice in the driver summary, or it may require that it be selected from a list. If the selection list is presented, it must be chosen and loaded again for the second NIC instance. When the driver devices list is presented again, select Continue.
- The NetWare installation may display the configurable parameters with the SLOT address already specified. Select the Return to Driver List option from the menu.
- Select the Return to Driver Summary option from the menu. This brings you back to the list of the storage and network drivers. Select Continue.
- Drivers are loaded for the detected hardware.
- System information is saved.
- The NetWare installation searches for available hard drives.
- The Novell Storage System (NSS) is loaded onto the hard drives.
- The detected hard drive space and how to use it is displayed. To accept the default options, select Continue, and then press ENTER.
- The SYS volume is mounted.
- The CD-ROM driver is loaded.
- The CD-ROM is mounted.
- Files copy to the SYS volume.
- The NetWare installation changes to the graphical interface and loads the installation wizard.
- The file system is initialized.
- In the Server Properties dialog, type the name of the server, and then click Next.
Note: The server name should be different from the name you plan to use for the NDS tree and must be unique from all other servers on the NDS tree. The name can be between 2 and 47 alphanumeric characters. It can contain underscores and dashes, but no spaces. The first character cannot be a period.
- In the Protocols dialog box, select each network interface card. To activate the TCP/IP protocol for the NIC cards, select IP, and then type the IP address information into the appropriate fields. To enable IPX protocol, select IPX. When complete, click Next.
- The NetWare installation connects to the network and checks for duplicate server names.
- The intall program prompts for the DNS host name each IP Address is bound with.
- In the Domain Name Service dialog box, if the network contains a domain name server, type the required information provided by your network administrator. If there is no domain name server, leave this information blank. When complete, click Next.
Note: If you click Next without typing the information, a Warning dialog box opens. Click OK to confirm.
- In the Time Zone dialog box, select the correct time zone, and then click Next.
- In the NDS Install dialog box, if this is the first server on the network or to create a new Novell Directory Services (NDS) tree, select New NDS Tree. To add this server to an existing tree, select Existing NDS Tree. Click Next.
- In the next dialog box, type the NDS tree information provided by your network administrator. Click Next.
- NDS is installed on the server.
- The NDS Summary dialog box opens, displying the NDS information for this server. Click Next.
- Insert the disk containing the license into the floppy disk drive. In the Licenses dialog box, type the path to the license file on the disk. Select the file name for the license, and then click Next.
- In the Installation Options dialog box, select Install standard NetWare products or, if necessary, one of the other options, and then click Next.
- In the Novell Certificate Server 2.0 Objects dialog box, you can set up this server as a Certificate Authority for the organization. Click Next.
- If the server is set up as a certificate authority, a warning dialog box opens. Click OK.
- In the NetWare Enterprise Web Server Settings, to accept the standard port settings for web servers, click Next.
- In the NetWare Web Manager Settings dialog box, type the NetWare Web Manager port number, and then click Next.
Note: This port number is necessary to access the server over the Internet for administrative purposes. Change the number regularly for security purposes.
- The Summary dialog box opens, displaying the NetWare products to be installed. Click Finish.
- Files copy. This process takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
- In the Installation complete dialog box, after removing all CDs and floppy disks from the drives, restart the computer by clicking OK.
- The installation is completed. It is strongly suggested that the latest support pack update from Novell for this operating system be installed next.