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Problem trying to load a dos netware client

We have an old program that only runs in dos so I installed freedos on a pc and am trying to load a netware client to talk to our old netware 4.11 server.  
I got the dw271e.zip file that from novell's website and ran the install program.  It created a "startnet.bat"(attached) which includes several lines such as "load c:\novell\client32\ipx.nlm"  When the batch file is run, each line with a load command comes back "bad command or filename - 'load' "
  The first thing startnet.bat does is load nios.exe which I have confirmed loads and then it tries the "load" commands which all fail.  
Any help would be appreciated.
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glennmgrayAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I forgot to hit upload on the attachment
startnet-bat.txt
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rindiCommented:
I think you got a wrong file, not for the client. NLM files are loaded on the netware server, not on the clients.
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
That looks like the right file to me - that is Client32.  Client32 was introduced in 1996, and it uses NLMs on the client side.

1996 support article says it requires MS DOS 5.x or PC DOS 5.x or higher.  Maybe FreeDOS is the problem - or maybe this version of the client is incompatible.  Suggest you try installing on a supported OS.

http://support.novell.com/techcenter/articles/ana19960502.html

Take a look at the preconfigured boot disks here:  http://www.veder.com/nwdsk/
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glennmgrayAuthor Commented:
The software was installed using Novell Client Install 2.71 and the Novell client for dos was checked so it's probably the right install program.  I'll try and find a copy of ms-dos to install and try that.
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Or you could just grab one of the pre-built boot disks that have a working config already installed and work backwards from there.
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glennmgrayAuthor Commented:
Not the result I was hoping for, but it IS FreeDos.  I installed ms-dos 6.22 and was able to install netware and get it running with no problems.
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