2.4 Selecting the Initial Installation Settings

The initial server installation settings include choosing the language and regional settings, accepting the license agreements, and deciding whether to do a default or manual installation.

  1. Select the language for the install, then press Enter.

    This setting specifies the language for the install program only. You can select other language options, such as the language for the user or the operating system, later during the installation.

  2. The next screen allows you to modify the regional settings. The default settings are:

    • Country Code: 001 (USA)
    • Codepage: 437 (United States English)
    • Keyboard: United States

    To accept the defaults, select Continue and press Enter.

    or

    To change the settings, select Modify and press Enter.

  3. Press F10 to accept the Novell Software License Agreement.

  4. Press F10 to accept the JReport Runtime License Agreement.

    NOTE:Accepting each License Agreement means that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions contained in the License Agreement.

2.4.1 Selecting Default or Manual Installation

The next screen allows you to select either a Default Installation or a Manual Installation.

The Default Installation automatically detects drivers and installs the OES NetWare server with the following default settings:

  • 100 MB DOS partition (unless you have already created a larger one)
  • 4 GB (4000 MB) volume sys:—any remaining disk space is left as free space
  • LAN and disk drivers auto-discovered and loaded
  • Video mode: Super VGA Plug N Play
  • Mouse: Auto-discovered and loaded

The Manual Installation allows you to modify detected drivers and choose specific configuration options for your networking environment. It also allows for the manual configuration of the default settings used in the Default Installation. You must choose Manual Installation to create volumes other than the sys: volume during the install.

NOTE:If you select a Default installation, you still have the chance later in the installation to select the individual products that you want to install. You can also create additional volumes after the server is installed.

Default Installation

To choose the Default installation option:

  1. If necesssary, press Enter to toggle the install option to Default.

  2. (Optional) If you have previously prepared a response file to automate the server installation, press F3 to specify the full path name of the response file.

  3. Select Continue and press Enter.

    A screen is displayed showing the default settings for the size of the sys: volume, LAN and disk driver discovery, and video mode.

  4. Complete one of the following:

    If you need to change the default settings, select Back and press Enter. This takes you back a screen so you can select the Manual installation option.

    or

    Select Continue and press Enter.

If you have an existing boot partition on the server, but the installation program determines that it is not big enough for the install to continue, you will see an error message to that effect. Press Enter to see the Prepare Boot Partition screen showing the current settings for the DOS partition, NetWare partition (if any), and free space.

To modify the partition settings:

  1. From the Prepare Boot Partition screen, select Modify and press Enter.

  2. Make the desired changes.

    You must delete the existing DOS partition in order to create a new one. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the operation.

  3. Select Continue and press Enter.

    A screen is displayed showing the settings for the size of the sys: volume, LAN and disk driver discovery, and video mode.

  4. Select Continue and press Enter.

To continue the Default installation, skip to Section 2.5, Switch to Graphical Display Mode.

Manual Installation

To choose the Manual installation option:

  1. Press Enter to toggle the Default or Manual installation option to Manual.

  2. (Optional) If you have previously prepared a response file to automate the server installation, press F3 to specify the full path name of the response file.

  3. Select Continue and press Enter.

Prepare Boot Partition

The Prepare Boot Partition screen displays the default settings for the DOS partition, NetWare partition (if any), and free space.

To accept the default settings:

  1. Select Continue and press Enter.

To modify the default settings:

  1. From the Prepare Boot Partition screen, select Modify and press Enter.

  2. Make the desired changes.

  3. Select Continue and press Enter.

Server Settings

The following defaults are set:

  • A server ID number is provided
  • The option to load the server at reboot is set to Yes

    If you don't want to automatically restart the NetWare server after a reboot, change the setting to No.

  • The option to modify the boot sector is set to DOS

    If NetWare is selected and DOS is the OS that normally boots when the system comes up, then the installation will modify the boot sector to load NetWare instead of DOS.If DOS is selected and NetWare is the normal boot OS, then the installation will restore the DOS boot sector.

  • The option to allow unsupported drivers is set to No

    If Yes is selected, then drivers that have not been tested and approved for NetWare are automatically selected and loaded if no other drivers are available.

  • The video option is set to SVGA Plug N Play

To modify any of these default settings, or to edit the server SET parameters:

  1. Select Modify and press Enter.

    If you choose to edit the server SET parameters, a screen will display where you can specify new SET parameters or other commands (Load, etc.). SET parameters specified here are saved and run from the server’s registry. All other commands specified here are saved and run from the startup.ncf file.

  2. Make any desired changes.

  3. Select Continue and press Enter.

Device Driver Settings

A file copy procedure begins to copy the necessary NetWare server files to the boot partition. After the file copy, the device drivers will be detected and you will be presented with a screen or screens where you can modify these settings.

If you do not want to modify the settings:

  1. Select Continue and press Enter.

If you want to modify the settings:

  1. Select Modify and press Enter.

  2. Make any desired changes.

  3. Select Continue and press Enter.

Existing NetWare Partition or Volume

The Novell Storage Services Management Utility (NSSMU) now displays. NSSMU is a console-based utility for managing storage devices on a server. NSSMU is the interface you use to set up at least your basic storage solution during the installation of OES NetWare.

If an existing NetWare partition or volume is discovered on the server, NSSMU indicates this. You are given two options: (1) Remove only the NetWare sys: volume and pool/partitions, or (2) Remove all NetWare volumes and partitions.

  1. Select the desired option.

  2. Press Enter.

You will next see a Create SYS Volume screen.

  1. Select the sys: volume size option.

  2. Specify the desired size of the sys: volume in MB.

  3. Press u to select the Create option.

  4. Press Enter again.

You now see the NSSMU Main Menu screen. From this screen, you can create or modify devices, partitions, pools, raid devices, and volumes. To create or modify any of the options presented:

  1. Select the desired option and press Enter.

  2. Follow the on-screen prompts, and when finished, return to the Main Menu.

    For more information, see NSSMU for NetWare in the OES Utilities Reference.

  3. Select Continue Installation and press Enter.