Im having trouble installing SAP MINI that i got from ABAP objects book. Im having windows xp pro sp2.
FAT32 partitions are instead of NTFS.

The problem is when i enter installation path of mbs i get the following problem:

nfo: CENTRDBINSTANCE_NT_IND SyCheckHostnameLookup 2 217
offical host name for 'laptop' is 'laptop'.
Info: CENTRDBINSTANCE_NT_IND SyCheckHostnameLookup 2 217
host 'laptop' has ip address ''
Info: CENTRDBINSTANCE_NT_IND SyCheckHostnameLookup 2 217
offical host name for '' is 'LAPTOP'.
Error: CENTRDBINSTANCE_NT_IND SubstituteVariables 2 217
The official name of hostname LAPTOP is laptop. Please check your DNS configuration and insert an entry in etc\hosts.

Error: CENTRDBINSTANCE_NT_IND ColdKeyCheck 2 217
Phase failed.
Error: Main {} 2 217
Installation aborted.

in etc\hosts i have laptop

how to fix it ?

seems like this
should be link to fix the problem but i dont have login and pass since i cant install it.

can anyone help :?
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It seems to me, you have conflicting addresses for "laptop"
Which one is the right one? or
Perhaps give your PC a unique hostname like laptop-xyz
But do not exceed 13 characters, because this is a limitation for the software.
Important: Stick to the system requirements as stated in the installation manual!
chanoenAuthor Commented:
the right from the nic is I have configured that in tcp/ip settings. However from somewhere it pulls out How to fix it ?

On another computer it does not have conflicting address but still dosent want to proceed, i think its uppercase/lowercase problem since in win2k everything runs smoothly and i see that hostname there is lowercase.

Thing is ive heard thats possible to install on WINXP and thats what i wanna do.

Any comments is apprechiated.

chanoenAuthor Commented:
Ive checked this :

installed microsoft loop back, in loopbacksettings tcp/ip ive put as well as in windows/system32/drivers/hosts laptop
saved the file, in temp/msbinst i replaced file from installpatch from kernel cd (for fat32 partitions installation only) and deleted others from tempfile then resumeinst.bat
and everything worked fine.

NOTE: this solution worked for me on windows xp, however i didnt check to install it without modifying original etc/hosts file  wich default looked like localhost and after installing loopback without entering anything in tcp/ip settings to see that it works, but maybe i might for fun.

Thanks guys!
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