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Novell 6.0 upgrade to SP5


I am primarily a windows/unix support technician, but have been working with
a Novell consultant who informed me that we should upgrade a Novell server
from Netware 6.0 to SP 5. Upon attempting the update, I received several
abends - all pertaining to the JAVA.NLM, so I then java -killadd,
java -show, and (seeing nothing remaining), java -exit. I run the SP
installation again, and this time, I get to 59% complete, and it errors out
and kicks me back to a prompt (no abends, and I can't find any errors). I
try to down the server, but it freezes after displaying "NLSTRAP.NLM
unloaded" on the console screen and JSOCK modules unloaded on the logger
screen. So, I have to hard boot the system. It comes back on, I
double-check the JAVA again, and then run the update. This time, the update
completes properly (or at least hits 100%). However, I had selected "Don't
reboot at end of install", and when I went to type "down" - it gave me the
same problem as above with the NLSTRAP.NLM unload, then froze. However,
hard drive activity went on for about an hour, so I left it running. After
an hour, the hard drive quit buzzing around, so I left it overnight to see
if it would go ahead and shut down - it never did, it was at the same screen
when I got in the next morning.

At the conclusion of the update, there was a warning not to use the restart
server command, or updates wouldn't be applied to server. I'm concerned
that since I had to hard-power cycle the computer, that maybe this is part
of the problem.

I have also manually unloaded the NLSTRAP.NLM and THEN typed DOWN - same
results, the console just freezes up and I have to power cycle the machine.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I simply don't know where
to go from here.


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Re: Novell 6.0 upgrade to SP5

NLSTRAP.NLM is probably completely unrelaed to your problem and just
happens to be the last NLM to successfully unload before the actual
problem occurs.
Are you using an Adaptec RAID controller by any chance? If yes, the
following TID might apply to your configuration:

Marcel Cox (using XanaNews
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