at the DOS prompt and pressing [Enter]. When you do, the first installation screen appears. This screen displays the license. You can use [PgUp] and [PgDn] to view the license, and when you agree with the terms, press [F10] to accept the license and continue the installation.
The next screen that appears asks you what kind of installation you want to perform. By default, NetWare 5 assumes you want to configure your server as Upgrade. To change the setting, select Modify from the Options menu and press [Enter].
The last field on this screen is NetWare Loadable Modules. This optional field allows you to add, edit, delete, or load an NLM before you complete the installation. We did not make any changes to this field. When the fields have the correct settings, you can select Continue and press [Enter].
Now that you have selected the correct disk controller and hard drive, you can create a NetWare partition and SYS volume. The installation program assumes that you are going to use the entire free space on the hard drive for the SYS volume. This is definitely not a good idea, so we will allocate a portion of our hard drive for the SYS volume and leave the remaining free space for other volumes that we create later on.
The installation program will check for duplicate server names and server IDs. Once that is completed, the Domain Name Service screen appears. You can provide a host name, domain, and three name servers. We elected to bypass this screen because our server will not be connected to a network running DNS. We left the settings blank, clicked Next, and then clicked OK to bypass the warning message.
Install then installs and configures NDS on your server. After it creates the NDS database, Install then migrates the information from your 3.x bindery into the new NDS database. It places all the information from your bindery into the same container where you created the server object. After migrating information from your 3.x bindery, Install displays a summary screen showing all of your current NDS settings.
After you add the licenses for your server, Install gives you these options: Install Standard NetWare Products, Install Standard NetWare Products Plus WebSphere App Serv, and Create A Custom Installation. Your installation will vary depending on the choice you make; however, I recommend creating a custom installation. NetWare 5.1 has an abundance of extra services, and these services allow you to take full advantage of the operating system. To add a service, just click the check box next to it. Services you can add to your server during the installation include:
Follow the network operating system (NOS) installation instructions provided in this document in sequential order unless you are instructed differently. The windows and messages might differ from those in this document. Throughout this document the term "Select" is used to denote the use of arrow keys to highlight and choose a menu item.
Sections within this document 1.0 What you will need 2.0 Where to download device drivers and files 3.0 Quick installation instructions for experienced users 4.0 Detailed installation instructions 4.1 Setting up the hardware for a Netware 5.1 installation 4.2 Setting up the basic input/output (BIOS) 4.3 Configuring hard disk drives using the SCSI controller 4.4 Configuring arrays using the IBM ServeRAID-3-L, 3-H, or 3-HB adapter 4.5 Installing Netware 5.1 using the SCSI controller 3-L, 3-H, or 3-HB adapter 4.7 Installing Netware 5.1 using the IBM ServeRAID 4X adapter
If you have had prior experience with SCSI, hardware, and the installation process, continue with "3.0 Quick installation instructions for experienced users". If you have not, continue with "4.0 Detailed installation instructions".
The following steps must be completed before setting up DNS: 1.Install Novell ® NetWare 5.1 on the selected server or servers. 2.Load the Novell Client software delivered with NetWare 5 on client computers that will be used to administer DNS and DHCP. 3.Install the DNS/DHCP Management Console on client computers that will be used to administer DNS and DHCP. For detailed information about installing client software, refer to "Installing the DNS/DHCP Management Console." at the Novell documentation web site: A. Logging In to the Tree To set up DNS, you must first log in to the tree on which NetWare 5 has been installed. To login to the tree, complete the following steps: 1.Right-click Network Neighborhood and select NetWare Login on a NetWare 5 client workstation on which you have installed the DNS/DHCP Management Console. The NetWare Client login dialog box is displayed. 2.Under the Login tab, enter your user name and password, then click Connection. 3.Under the Connection tab, enter the tree and context names of the server on which you have installed the NetWare 5, then click OK. B. Launching the DNS/DHCP Management Console Launch the DNS/DHCP Management Console by double-clicking its icon. The DNS/DHCP Management Console can be installed on a client workstation, or it can be accessed from Tools menu of the NetWare Administrator utility. The first time you launch the DNS/DHCP Management Console, you are prompted to enter the name of the NDS tree where you want to set up DNS. You can click in the Enter NDS Tree Name field to select an NDS tree that you are logged into. C. Creating a DNS Server Object Use the DNS/DHCP Management Console to create and set up a DNS Server object for each DNS server you plan to operate. To create and set up a DNS Server object, complete the following steps: 1.Click the DNS Service tab of the DNS/DHCP Management Console, if necessary. The All Zones object is the only object displayed on the DNS/DHCP Management Console's left pane. 2.Click Create on the tool bar. The Create New DNS Object dialog box is displayed, enabling you to create a DNS Server object or a Zone object. 3.Select DNS Server and click OK. The Create New DNS Server dialog box is displayed, prompting you to select a DNS Server object. 4.Enter the desired server's name or use the browse button to select the server. 5.Enter the server's Fully Qualified Domain name, then click Create. The DNS Server object is created and displayed in the lower pane of the DNS/DHCP Management Console.
6. Add a forwarder. Hightlight the DNS_Server object you just created. Click on Forwarding List. Click ADD, Add your ISP DNS servers IP addressesD. Creating a Primary DNS Zone Object After you create a DNS Server object, use the DNS/DHCP Management Console to create and set up a Primary DNS zone. For information about how to create a secondary DNS Zone object refer to "Creating a Secondary DNS Zone Object." For information about how to create an IN-ADDR.ARPA Zone object, refer to "Creating an IN-ADDR.ARPA Zone Object." For information about how to create an IP6.INT Zone object, refer to "Creating an IP6.INT Zone Object." To create a primary DNS Zone object, complete the following steps: 1.Click the DNS Service tab of the DNS/DHCP Management Console. The All Zones object and the Root Server Info Zone object are displayed in the DNS/DHCP Management Console's left pane. 2.Click Create on the tool bar, select Zone, then click OK. The Create Zone dialog box is displayed. The default setting is to create a new, primary zone. 3.Use the browse button to select the NDS context for the zone. 4.Enter a name for the Zone object in the Zone Domain Name field. 5.In the Assign Authoritative DNS Server field, select a DNS server. Once you have selected an authoritative DNS server, the Name Server Host Name field is filled with name of the authoritative DNS server. 6.Click Create. A message is displayed indicating that the new zone has been created, and you are reminded to create the Address record for the host server domain name and corresponding Pointer record in the IN-ADDR.ARPA zone (if you have not already done so).E. Starting the DNS Server After you have created and set up a DNS Server object and a DNS Zone object, enter the following command at the DNS server console: LOAD NAMED After NAMED.NLM is loaded, the DNS server can respond to queries for the zone. For more detailed information about NAMED.NLM command line options, refer to "NAMED Command Line Options." F. Configuring Clients to Use DNS Configuring clients to use DNS is performed at the client workstation. To configure Windows NT or Windows 95 client workstations to use DNS, complete the following steps: 1.At the client desktop, select Start > Settings > Control Panel, then double-click Network. The Network window is displayed, listing the network components installed on the client workstation. 2.Select TCP/IP, then click Properties. The TCP/IP Properties window is displayed, usually showing the IP Address tab page. 3.Click the DNS Configuration tab. 4.Provide a hostname and domain name for each client. 5.Enter the IP address of DNS servers for this client in the reverse search order of preference, then click OK. The client can now send DNS queries to the DNS name server.
If the NetWare 5 OS installation fails, here are a few suggestions:1 - Try replacing the NIC for a different model and/or brand. In particular, try to get a certified NIC.2 - Here are some install switches available as parameters to install.bat. (Note that -nad will no longer disable auto-detection): -frame force binding of frame type specified -iipx /serv_id set internal ipx address -lang sets language of install -n allow install to continue even if RAM visible from dos is low (not recommended) -conlog enable console logging during install (enabled by default) -nolog disable console logging during install -log use to log errors for unattended/factory installs3 - During a normal installation, a log file (C:\NWINST.LOG) is kept. Conlog is used to create this log file. With a normal installation, this file will be 0 bytes because the file is only written when conlog is unloaded (which doesn't happen during a normal install). If you unload conlog (from the system console) before rebooting the server, this file will be a screen capture of everything that happened during installation.4 - A temporary directory is created, C:\NWINST.TMP. This is for configuration files and some installation NLMs. If there are problems during installation, look for error log files in this directory. One that may be created is the BOOT$LOG.ERR file.5 - For extreme problems, a manual installation method is in the works, but will be a tricky process. You can start a manual installation by copying the STARTUP directory from the CD to C:\NWSERVER, starting the server, and copying files via NWCONFIG. However, the GUI is not completely installed, and you won't be able to install additional products that require the GUI.6 - NetWare 5 has been found to be quite picky about hardware. To see if you are using certified hardware, see: Also note the distinction between certified components and a certified system.7 - If there are problems with the CD drive, a workaround is to mount the CD in a NetWare server, load the VLM client on the new NW5 server, map a drive to the mounted CD, and install from that mapped drive. At one point you will be required to login to the remote server that has the NetWare 5 CD mounted. Make sure you do not get watchdog timed out.8 - If the licensing hangs during install, it may be because the install process is walking the ds tree. If you are installing into an existing tree, wait a while (the bigger the tree, the longer the wait). See TID #2943750, "Understanding NetWare 5 Licensing".9 - Certain versions of DOS are known to cause problems for NetWare installation (any version). Commonly, a machine will come with Windows 9x pre-installed and NetWare won't install with this version of DOS. Try using the NetWare 5 license disk. It is bootable with Caldera DR-DOS 7.02 and works fine. The CD is also bootable, again with Caldera DR-DOS 7.02.10 - If you need to start with "SERVER -NS" you may also need to load the appropriate stages to get the server completely booted. The command is "loadstage " where is consecutively 0 through 5. Different commands are available at the different stages, but usually you will be able to simply enter the 6 commands consecutively. (Note the syntax is "LOADSTAGE ", not "LOAD STAGE ".)11 - Make sure all shadowing is turned off in your BIOS settings and that BIOS is not configured for DOS support for drives larger than 1GB or DOS translation for large drives. These features allow DOS to see larger drives and are incompatible with NetWare.12 - Switchboxes can cause installation problems. If a switchbox is used, unplug it and connect the monitor, keyboard, and mouse directly to the server. After installation, the switchbox can be plugged back in. This has been seen on both new installs and upgrades.13 - In one case, a serial mouse prevented installation. Disabling the mouse port allowed the user to complete the install via keyboard control. This problem was not limited to server installation. After installation, if the mouse was enabled the problem returned. . 2b1af7f3a8