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Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

 
Sam Paulissian
Occasional Visitor

Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

When attempting to install Netware 6.5 on a Proliant ML 150 G3 the machine hangs at the Select Installation Language Prompt. The machine completely locks up. I just upgraded the BIOS firmware to no avail. Any suggestions?
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Ryan Goff
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

which version of netware? is it the latest overlay?
Sam Paulissian
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

I've used both the Novell Open Entrprise Server CD1 and the Novell Small Business Suite (NW 6.5 with SP3) and booting off both CD's causes the machine to hang in the same place.

I even tried a NW 6 CD but it hangs far sooner than the NW 6.5 CD does.
Ryan Goff
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

Seems that the ML150G3 is not listed as supported on the OS matrix:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/471344-0-0-0-121.html

Looking at the quickspecs for the server, it states that you need NW 6.5 SP6 at the minimum:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12527_na/12527_na.html

Are you using any pci cards at all? How many memory dimms? how many processors?

Try bringing down to 1 memory dimm, swap, do the same if you have multiple processors to at least rule out hardware somewhat.

Does it lock up if you try to install Windows Server 2003?
Sam Paulissian
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

It is a single processor with four 512MB dimms.

Thanks for the links. I'll have to get NW 6.5 SP 6.
Sam Paulissian
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML 150 G3 hangs during NetWare 6.5 Install

Thanks....

NW 6.5 SP 6 installed with no problems!!! That took care of my problem. Thanks again.