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By azizhakim ·
Good Morning Netware Titans.
I do not know if i should be posting this question on a rainy stay in bed Sunday morning,But here it goes.Last week on the final day of nt40 retirement i attained my mcse.Throughout the process i interoperateed w/netware through memory.Have gained enough knowledge to start practicing netware LIVE.
Ido have netware V5 evaluation software.This is my very 1st attempt ever,I did start the installation through DOS, Things are ok until the os wants the hardware address of the board.I have an nt network @ home and want to incorperate a netware server for study & learning.My question is Is there another approach i can undertake instead of
puttinh the card in another box & find its mac address.The card does give theaddress.Any help will be app.Ignorant as the question may sound i have been stuck for 2 weeks.THANX --Aziz

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by azizhakim In reply to Netware 5 Installation

MISQUOTED.The board does NOT give me its mac address.

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by JimBb In reply to Netware 5 Installation

I presume this is during the initial installation, where you're supposed to fill in some or all of the parameters required to load the board-driver (*.LAN)?
First of all, depending on the LAN-driver, you may not need to fill in anything, or just very limited stuff, like PCI-slot number or so. Have you tried that? Most (recent) drivers will function with that, and figure things out themselves.
And further, you can, in most cases, cheat a bit if you're unsure of the correct parameter. Just fill in something, and let the board load itself further on during the installation-process. If whatever you filled in is not correct, you can switch to the console screen (Alt+Esc) and see why not, and most likely the driver will propose you to confirm the only value it will accept. Then you can go back in the installation-process and fill in the correct value.
By the way, a MAC-address? That should be "burnt into" the LAN-card, there's no need to supply that, unless you really really want to. I suggest you just leave it blank.

Jim

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by azizhakim In reply to Netware 5 Installation

Thanx for the input.Replaced the board with another pci ethernet,i did manage to complete the installation.Netware 5 found the mac address,installed the oem drivers.Picked up a Netware 5 Basics book & it is making some sense.Installed Client software on a pre existing bdc .Now my studies can continue.THANX SO MUCH.QUICK THOUGHT.I think in haste i did not seed the card the board & the os could not find it.Any Thoughts?Thanx again-AZIZ

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by tbradley In reply to Netware 5 Installation

Somehow, I don't think NW 5 is recognizing the card, probably due to lack of a driver.

Does this problem occur during the DOS portion of the Install, or the GUI part?

If it is the dos portion, when it comes time to select the driver for the card, you may have to insert the disk that came with the card, and load that driver, instead of what Novell thinks "may be the right driver".

I've made some oddball cards work, but you have to know every nuance of their pedigree, down to MAC address, memory range, IO, etc etc.

If you don't have the disk, or if you have a card that just isn't supported by Netware, a small investment in a NE2000 compatible card might be worthwhile.

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by azizhakim In reply to Netware 5 Installation

It was during the dos portion.The other card was a netgear310tx.After i replaced the card & pointed to the drivers,the os installed it,somehow i think i did not seed the card correctly.Anyway thanx,picked up this netware 5 basics book & thing are ok.Client software is loaded on a preexisting bdc.currently running just ip protocol.THANX SO MUCH-AZIZ

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