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Forcing Gateway P-4 Bootup to Novell Login

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By Bill Cordeiro

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Posted: 22 Apr 2003

Using Gateway P-4 boxes, sometimes when booting, there is no Novell Logon screen.

SOLUTION: What I found is that by pulling the AC power cord, AND the CAT5 network patch cable, then after a minute or two, reconnecting the network cable then the power cord, the workstation will boot up to a Novell logon screen. This happens at very isolated intervals, but in a large deployment, it may occur 1 to 3 times a month, usually not affecting the same workstation in that period.

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