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seeknknowlege Absent Member.
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NW6.5SP7-"NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error"

Hi, Im installing NW6.5sp7 on an IBM Intellistation M Pro 6218. It has an 80gb SATA hd, 1gb RAM, P4 3ghz processor.

The error "NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error. Controlled Cryptography Services are not available" repeatedly occurs at the presentation of the NSS Mgmnt utility during the install; The sys volume never mounts and the install reboots the machine and halts at the aforementioned error msg.

I have ran diags. on the unit w/o any failures or faults. Has anyone ran across this before?
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beelsr Frequent Contributor.
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Re: NW6.5SP7-"NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error"

seeknknowlege;1490617 wrote:
Hi, Im installing NW6.5sp7 on an IBM Intellistation M Pro 6218. It has an 80gb SATA hd, 1gb RAM, P4 3ghz processor.

The error "NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error. Controlled Cryptography Services are not available" repeatedly occurs at the presentation of the NSS Mgmnt utility during the install; The sys volume never mounts and the install reboots the machine and halts at the aforementioned error msg.

I have ran diags. on the unit w/o any failures or faults. Has anyone ran across this before?


Your NICI didn't get installed correctly and is corrupt.

10065538: Reinstalling NICI - the short version is the "how to reinstall NICI" tid...

-- Cheers! Richard Beels ~ Network Consultant ~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS
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seeknknowlege Absent Member.
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Re: NW6.5SP7-"NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error"

I didnt think this would apply since it refers to NW5, but I will give it a shot
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beelsr Frequent Contributor.
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Re: NW6.5SP7-"NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error"

seeknknowlege;1497437 wrote:
I didnt think this would apply since it refers to NW5, but I will give it a shot


process is the same. let us know how it goes....

-- Cheers! Richard Beels ~ Network Consultant ~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS
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Marcel_Cox Absent Member.
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Re: NW6.5SP7-"NICI CSS: Fatal Initialization error"

Sounds to me that zou have some fundementally incompatibility between NetWare and the hardware you are trying to install it on. More specifically your disk controller may not be properly supported. What you might try is to check your computers BIOS to see if it has some legacy modus for your SATA controller.
BTW the NICI error is typical for a missing SYS volume. It is not the cause of your problem but just a symptom of it.
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