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Troubleshooting Abend Errors

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By Jerry Banks

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Posted: 13 Dec 2002

Problem: During installs of Novell Small Business Suite 5.1 and 6, I had constant "unknown" abend errors after the install. Sometimes the newly installed or upgraded operating system would trip directly into vrepair and then not complete step 5. Also, sometimes if it did come up past step 5, the system would not update the drivers or drive data in nwconfig without a lot of reboots, and reloads.

Solution: I found that video errors were due to either bad boards that were listed to be compatible or boards that would not work with the BIOS set with "Display cache enabled or disabled".

Swapp boards and allow system to complete booting, then run vrepair and dsrepair. Also, if you are using more than one NIC in the server, reinstall the public card due to the error from the video card.

Jerry Banks

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