HeLp! Service Pack 6a "issues" in Netware 5.0!!!

Hello all!

   N-SysAdmin here, i'm having a problem installing support pack 6a on to my basic Netware 5 install.  This is reproducible on multiple machines.  Here are my steps to reproduce.

1. Standard fresh Netware install.
2. Everything goes smoothly on the install, no snags, and I did use legit users licences.
3. Downloaded Support pack 6a.
4. Followed the install doc and decompressed/copied the files from my client to my vol1 partition that I created *no nss*.
5. Go to Nwconfig and chose "install other software".
6. Put the path name in and off we go with the install.
7. The install gets to aroun 75-85% done then it stops to ask me a question.

"The schema needs to be extended for NLS. Do you wish to continue?"

yes or no.

8. Whether I pick yes or no it brings up the same screen.

"Error logging in as specified user.  Password may be incorrect."

Press ENTER to continue.

9. Then it gets stuck on that screen, when I press Enter, it peeps at me and it looks like it refreshes the message but it does it VERRY fast.

10.  Whitey gets screwed.


I'm going to give all of my points that I have left for the person who helps me figure this on out cause it's that important to me!  

Thanks all for reading this!

-y2g.
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geoffrynConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Usually the server assumes that the Admin user object exists in the same context as the server.  You might want to try using typeless, leading period naming  ie.  .admin.ou.org.
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geoffrynCommented:
Did you try running "setupnls" on the command line before the SP and then saying no?
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
Geoffryn: k, that was a good idea BUT for the the fact that it didn't work, INSTEAD it didn't give me the option to enter my admin name and password.  It just went to the error screen and THAT'S all!  


Same result.  Thanks though!

Anyone else out there?

-w2g
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
Geoffryn: k, that was a good idea BUT for the the fact that it didn't work, INSTEAD it didn't give me the option to enter my admin name and password.  It just went to the error screen and THAT'S all!  


Same result.  Thanks though!

Anyone else out there?

-w2g
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geoffrynCommented:
Have you run a DS repair?  Is time in sync on the network?
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
geoffryn my man:

k, here's what happend, I put the updated "setupnls.nlm" locally on the server in the "sys:system" dir and it asked me if I wanted to replace the file, I said yes...AND I replaced the "setupnls.nlm" file in the "\nlssetup\system" directory in the support pack dir that is on the "vol1" novell partition that I created and it STILL CAME UP WITH THE SAME  F**KING THING!  I'm gunna go postal man!  

You rule though, this document (2958689) describes the EXACT error of what i'm getting via a local install of the service pack.  The pisser is, is they made it sound like they nailed the issue and the world is now at peace, but it ain't!  I'm going to try DS repair like you said to see what happens.  Timesync is not an issue here, because some server somewhere deep in the heart of h.p. (where I work) is serving the sync. RESULT: we don't worry about time here. :P  ALSO, I was able to recreate this issue at home on my isolated network where there is no lost Timesync server.  follow?


Thank you tons for your help with this though, any other ideas?

-w2g

p.s.-I am watching my caps-lock and making ultra sure that my user name and password are correct.   And I am able to log in via client as admin.

p.m.s.-I don't know why this forum send my replys twice. go figure.
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
hmmmm....this raises a question.

I'm putting in just "admin" under "Administrator name:"  is that right?  Should I be putting in my "complete name context"  with the dots and all that junk?

-w2g
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
Oh, and in Dsrepair, Time IS in sync.  Thought you'd like to know.
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
That's what is was!  Homie!  my broah!  I was putting "admin" and that's it.  What I should of been putting in was "admin.(context)"  then BOOM!  she's golden!   aaahhhhrrrrgggg.    I tell ya, it would of taken them 3 seconds worth of additional text to put in WHY it wasn't authentacating my punk ass.   And I thought microsoft sucked.  


Your my hero by the way.

take my point and my first born.  He's in the mail.

-w2g
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geoffrynCommented:
Cool beans.  Who knew?
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
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geoffrynCommented:
Coincidence?  or further proof of the occult?
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win2gayAuthor Commented:
racecar spelled backwords is STILL racecar.
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