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   Remote boot to NetWare server

   This document describes the procedures to install RPL server on NetWare
   file server.

   Install the Novell 3.X 4.X RPL server:
   1. Create a boot image

   1.1 You must  create a  remote boot diskette.  The files on this boot
       diskette, for example, should include the following files:
          IO.SYS         (attrib -s -h io.sys)
          MSDOS.SYS      (attrib -s -h msdos.sys)

       The NET.CFG file may contain these lines :

          Frame Ethernet_802.2
#         Frame Ethernet_802.3
#         Frame Ethernet_II
#         Protocol IPX 0 Ethernet_802.3

       The AUTOEXEC.BAT file may contain these lines :

          PCIODI      (Ethernet ODI Driver)
          PATH F:\LOGIN;

       The CONFIG.SYS file may contain these lines :

          DEVICE=EMM386.EXE NOEMS /Y=Y:EMM386.EXE ***

       Note:  DEVICE=EMM386.EXE NOEMS /Y=?:EMM386.EXE
              you must replace the '?' with the drive letter that maps to
              your DOS path on the server.

   1.2. Boot a workstation with at least one floppy disk drive, and login
        to the server as SUPERVISOR.

   1.3. Change directory to SYS:SYSTEM

   1.4. Insert the  DOS boot diskette  in driver A:  and run the  DOSGEN
        utility. This creates a DOS boot image file named NET$DOS.SYS. You
        can rename NET$DOS.SYS to whatever you want.

   1.5. Copy all boot image files to the SYS:LOGIN directory.

   2. Create BOOTCONF.SYS text file

   2.1  Create BOOTCONF.SYS in SYS:\LOGIN  directory if you have multiple
        boot images. The BOOTCONF.SYS file format is as below:

         Node ID Number    =   Boot image files...

   2.1.1 Single boot image for each node ID
         0x0000B4000012    =   PCI.SYS
         0x0000B4000013    =   NET$DOS.SYS

   2.1.2 Multiple boot images for each node ID
         0x0000B4000012    =   NET$DOS.SYS PCI.SYS
         0x0000B4000013    =   NET$DOS.SYS NE2000.SYS

   2.1.3 Using wildcard characters
         0x0000B401*       =   NET$DOS.SYS PCI.SYS    or
         0x0000B4*         =   PCI.SYS                or
         0x*,*             =   NET$DOS.SYS PCI.SYS NE2000.SYS

         Multiple boot  images will cause the BOOTROM  program to display
         image options on the workstation screen. The screen looks like

        Place CURSOR on DISK IMAGE file; Hit ENTER when Ready:

       1. PCI.SYS, NE2000.SYS are renamed from NET$DOS.SYS.
       2. 0x*,* stands for all nodes.
       3. If you don't have BOOTCONF.SYS file or Node number does not match
          with those specified in BOOTCONF.SYS, you will boot the default

   3. Copy all RPL related files to file server

   3.1 Copy RBOOT.RPL, ETHER.RPL to the SYS:LOGIN directory.

   3.2 Copy RPL.NLM to the SYS:SYSTEM directory.

    Note: This depends on file server's version.

          In the RPL developer's kit,

             for Netware 3.11,  use .\RPL\NLM\311\RPL.NLM;

             for Netware 3.12/4.x  use .\RPL\NLM\40\RPL.NLM;

   4. Load RPL.NLM module and bind RPL.NLM

   4.1 Load RPL.NLM module and bind RPL.NLM to the 802.2 Ethernet adapter.

   4.2 Edit the AUTOEXEC.NCF file in the SYS:SYSTEM directory to load RPL
       modules once the file server starts up.

       For example:

            file server name FTEST
            ipx internal net 831123

            load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_1 frame=ETHERNET_802.2
            load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_2 frame=ETHERNET_II
            load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_3 frame=ETHERNET_802.3
            load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_4 frame=ETHERNET_Snap

            bind ipx to ftest_1 net=21
            bind ipx to ftest_2 net=22
            bind ipx to ftest_3 net=23
            bind ipx to ftest_4 net=24

            ; ---------- for RPL file server -----------------
            load rpl
            bind rpl to ftest_1
            ; ---------- end for RPL file server -----------------

            mount all
            load monitor

   4.2 Shutdown and reboot the file server to have AUTOEXEC.NCF take effect.

   5. Configure the Ethernet adapter to enable Boot ROM support.

   5.1 Place the PROM on the top of the socket and push the PROM into the
       socket gently, making sure not to bend the pins on the PROM.

   5.2 Configure  the Ethernet  adapter to  "Boot ROM Enable"  using setup

Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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