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During the Installation or Upgrade

Copying and Overwriting Existing Files

Because all the components of NetWare 6 have been tested as a whole, you should select Overwrite on all files that report a new date conflict during an upgrade.

Installing from a Bootable CD

If your server supports a bootable CD-ROM and you want to boot to the NetWare Operating System CD, make sure that the machine boot order specifies that the CD boots before the hard drive. This ensures that the CD is available for booting and formatting the hard disk.

To boot to the NetWare Operating System CD, the server must have a ROM BIOS that fully supports the El Torito specification. Booting on a machine where the specification is not supported might result in hangs after starting Caldera* DR DOS* or in messages such as "No operating system found." If your computer or storage adapter is not working, contact the vendor for an updated BIOS.

If you boot the CD to install NetWare using an existing DOS partition, it must not be a FAT32 partition. The DOS that boots on the CD does not recognize FAT32 partitions and will not be able to write to the drive. To install with a FAT32 partition, you must boot a FAT32-compatible DOS and then run INSTALL.BAT either from the CD or a network drive.

Installing Only IPX

Most NetWare 6 services require IP. If you choose to install IPXTM only, you will have very limited functionality. Installing IP as the default protocol is highly recommended.

Installing IPX after Installing IP Only

If during the installation you select IP only, the server ID number is removed from the AUTOEXEC.NCF at the end of the installation. It is used only for IPX-needed configurations (IP/IPX and IP/SCMD). If you decide to add IPX to your server later after initially installing IP only, you will need to add the SERVERID xxxxxxxx line to your AUTOEXEC.NCF after the server name to use IPX services on the server.

Installing a NetWare 5.1 Server into a Tree with a NetWare 6 SDI Server

When installing a NetWare 5.1 server into a tree with a NetWare 6 Security Domain Infrastructure (SDI) server, the installation fails with a "125" error due to a security upgrade.

The following error message is displayed:

Error while Contacting Security Domain Infrastructure Key Server: NW6_1.Servers.RCH.TX.HCSCError #125

If the Security Domain Infrastructure server in the NDSPKI:SD Key Server DN attribute in the Security.KAP.WO container is a NetWare 6 server, then a NetWare 5.1 server installation into the tree will fail with this error.

This error happens during the final file copy and shows up as part of the Novell Certificate ServerTM installation. To complete the installation of the NetWare 5.1 server, complete the following steps:

  1. Install the NetWare 5.1 server standalone (into its own tree).

  2. Delete the file SYS:SYSTEM\NICI\NICISDI.KEY.

  3. Update the NetWare 5.1 server to NICI 2.0.1 or later.

    You can download this version of NICI from the Novell download site.

  4. Using NWCONFIG, uninstall eDirectory on the NetWare 5.1 server.

  5. Using NWCONFIG, install eDirectory onto this server and specify to install the server into the existing NetWare 6 tree.

  6. Run the Novell Certificate Server installation either from the server console or through the NetWare Deployment Manager.

    The Certificate Server installation automatically creates the necessary security objects.

  7. Configure products that use SSL certificates, such as LDAP, Web Server, etc., to use the new certificates.

Accelerated Upgrade: Installing Apache Web Server

Because NetWare Accelerated Upgrade does not install or update any software applications outside of the core NetWare operating system, the Apache Web server is not upgraded/installed during the upgrade. The following products are dependent on Apache: Novell iFolder, NetWare Web Search, Novell iManager, NetWare Web Access, and Novell NetStorage. If you plan to install any of these products after the upgrade, make sure that you install the Apache Web server first.

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