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Netware 6.5 (during installation) Multiple Abends on Processor 0 - system halted

eidson asked
Last Modified: 2007-10-18
My introduction to Netware was 2 years ago when I inherited an existing netware 5.1 server. Now the decision has been made to upgrade to netware 6.5. Following Novell's recommendation/documentation, I am trying to install a new 6.5 server and then migrate my old server info to the new one. This is my first try at installing a netware server. I am putting it  on a new dual-xeon (2.8Ghz) machine with an Adaptec scsi320 card-5-drive  Raid 5 array. The array was set up successfully.

I boot with the Netware 6.5 cd and accept the license agreement, choose the default configuration, and the it says it is searching for drivers. Somewhere after it loads the Intel nic drivers I get the 'Multiple abends on processor 0 - system halted' error page with a bunch of numbers running down the page.

I have looked throught the ASUS PR-DLS533 motherboard manual to make sure there is nothing I missed. I have read through the Novell documentation. I get some questions at the beginning of the installation about cd-rom drivers but I just choose the default setting of 'A'. The only other thing that I noticed is this: I put 6 gb of ram from Crucial in the machine. When I boot, the bios has no problem recognizing the memory. However, when I boot from the Netware 6.5 cd, it says the memory is 3.7 gb. ??? I don't know if this is relevant or not.

I am stuck. Please help! This server is mission critical in that it is the main server for our entire school district and school starts soon.
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