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iChain abends right after custom install prompt during install

(Last modified: 30Jan2006)

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iChain 2.2 SP2

iChain 2.3


iChain abends right after custom install prompt during install

Cannot install iChain 2.3

Problems installing iChain 2.3

iChain install abends on HP DL360 G4, HP DL380 G4, Dell PowerEdge 1850, Dell PowerEdge 2850 and Dell PowerEdge 750.

Dell PowerEdge 750 abend installing iChain, even though they do not have the EM64T-based processor.


iChain 2.3 and iChain 2.2SP2 were updated to the SERVER.EXE and drivers from NetWare 6 SP3.   There is a known issue in the SP3 SERVER.EXE that is incompatible with EM64T-based processor systems and some pre-EM64T systems (like the PowerEdge 750) that had other hardware changes in preperation for the EM64T processors.  A compatible SERVER.EXE can be obtained from NW 6 SP5.

Additionally, the install will not detect the HP DL360 G4 or HP DL380 G4 RAID controller and requires updated drivers.    Drivers from SP5 should also work but may need to be obtained from HP.


Install iChain 2.3.3 from or ic23sp3_iso.exe from This is full ISO image of iChain 2.3 SP3 and includes updated server.exe for support of newer hardware platforms, as well as updated stack and drivers for the OS. This version of iChain is based on NetWare 6.0 Support Pack 5.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10095106
  • Solution ID: NOVL99396
  • Creation Date: 20Oct2004
  • Modified Date: 30Jan2006
    • NetIQiChain

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