Rebooting after server install cannot mount SYS
Posted on 2006-04-06
I am building a Netware 6.5 SP5 server. After the installation copies all of the files and completes, it asks to reboot...I say yes. The server runs through POST and boots to a C prompt apparently ignoring the autoexec.bat. I change to the NWServer directory then type server at the prompt. It flashes the Novell Netware 6.5 splash screen and appears to be loading properly. It sits on the splash screen a minute or two and runs through what looks to be the OS loading. It does not go into the GUI screen or even the System Console but comes up with Novell OES 6.5 the date yada yada and then to a colon : I type "mount SYS" and it tells me that there are no accesible disk drives with Netware partitions. Volume SYS could NOT be mounted. Some or all volume segments cannot be located. If this is an NSS volume (which it is) the pool may need to be activated using the command nss/ poolactivate=poolname. Well I tried that and it cannot find the POOL. I tried NSS /pools and there is nothing there. This is probably something simple but I have not installed Netware (as many times necessary apparently) so I am stuck on the :
When the installation is taking place, I see the autoexec.bat and it has the commands that start the server. I have reloaded the server four times and rebuilt the array twice. The it is a RAID 1 with an on-board RAID LSI adapter. It is a SuperMicro 5014C-T with two 200GB SATA drivers.