Netware Installs

Question:
How can I install a second Novell server on my network without having togo through CDs or floppy disks?

Answer:

If you already have a Novell 4.x server installed on your network, and youneed to install a new 4.x server, you can speed up installation by followingthis procedure.

First, jot down all the vital information from the existing server; i.e. NDS tree name, IPX internal network number, administrator’s login name andpassword.

Insert the NetWare 4.x CD into the server’s CD-ROM drive. At the fileserver’s console, load the “cdrom.nlm” and type the following:

:cd device list
Note down the device number (n)then type:
:cd mount n
This will mount the CD as a NetWare volume.

Next, install the new server’s hardware and format the disk drives ifnecessary. Then, set up DOS partition (50 MB) on the disk drive from wherethe system boots. Copy essential DOS files and make the partition bootable.Please verify that it operates normally.

Now you can create a temporary directory on the DOS partition and copyNetWare’s client files. Configure the PC as a client and connect to theexisting server. Log in to the Novell server (with rights to read the CDvolume) and map a drive to the CD-ROM volume as follows:

map M:=ORION/nw410:
where “Orion” is the name of the server and NW410 is the CD-ROM volume.

Change to the newly mapped volume and type:

Install[enter]
Next, choose the language desired and type of installation.Then proceed with naming your server and copying boot files. Choose either4.1 of 4.1 SFT server installation. Then proceed with providing theserver’s name and country information.

You will then be prompted to load the disk and LAN drivers for your newserver. Once the drivers are loaded and protocols are bound, you can proceedwith installing the license for your new server.

Now, choose “Establish Server-to-Server Session” and specify theAdministrator or equivalent password in the appropriate fields. The copyprocess now begins.

After the file copy is completed, you can install directory services. Youcan either create a new tree or install into an existing tree. The latteroption is recommended because it keeps your NDS structure intact. At thisjuncture, you will be required to enter the Admin login ID and password.Please ensure that you enter administrator’s login ID as:

CN=Admin.O=organization.OU=org_unit
where “organization” is your organization’s name and OU (optional) is theorganizational unit.

All the remaining files are then copied to the new server and you may thencomplete the installation process and re-start the new server.

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