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Avoiding Processor Error after Upgrading to NetWare 6.5 SP3

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By Kevin Mahnke

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Posted: 2 Mar 2005

PROBLEM: Remote upgrade of NW6.5SP2 to SP3 causes processor error after reboot when it tries to load old drivers for LSI Logic MegaRaid SATA 150-6 (Most likely all controllers) - MEGA_4X.HAM


Pre-Upgrade: Download latest drivers from LSI Logic

Post Upgrade:

  1. Download latest drivers.
  2. Reboot machine, press F8 to enter maint mode.
  3. Press ENTER to continue until you see a line that states that this NLM loads on first restart of ServerUp-Upgrade, then press ESC to stop processing.
  4. Run HDETECT and upgrade MegaRaid driver from disk.
  5. Repair any NIC binding problems (I experienced some with IANS).
  6. Reboot server.
  7. After NetWare install is complete, return to workstation where you initiated the upgrade from and acknowledge the time out and retry login.
  8. The upgrade should continue. Just follow the screen prompts.

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