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Installing the 7800 Family Driver for Novell Netware

Installation Instructions

This section explains how to install the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set v3.02.2 Driver AIC7870.DSK (UltraSCSI) or AIC78U2.HAM (Ultra2SCSI) for Novell NetWare - NetWare v3.1x, v4.0, and v4.1x. For other installation issues, please refer to the novell website, and follow the appropriate "nwpa update package installation instructions" link.

Installing an Ultra2 Host Adapter and Novell NetWare v3.12 for the First Time

  1. Create the DOS partition and/or install DOS from the Setup diskette.
  2. If using a SCSI CD-ROM connected to a Adaptec SCSI adapter, insert EZSCSI for DOS/Windows 3.1 in drive A.
    Type A:\DOSINST
    Note: If you do not have EZSCSI, download the file DOSDRVR.EXE from www.adaptec.com and follow the readme to install the drivers for CD ROM access.
  3. Install the software. You need a DOS version of MSCDEX.EXE and will be prompted to install the file if it is not in your DOS directory.
  4. If installing from an IDE based CD-ROM, consult your vendor documentation for driver installation instructions.
  5. Reboot your system after install.
  6. Start the Novell NetWare 3.12 installation from the CD.
    i.e., D:\netware.312\english\install [or whatever letter MSCDEX assigns to your CD-ROM]
  7. After Novell NetWare installs the DOS portion of the software, DOWN and EXIT to DOS from the server prompt.
  8. Copy the AIC78U2.HAM and AIC78U2.DDI from the 7800 Family Manager Set Lite NetWare directory to the C:\server.312 directory.
  9. Obtain the NWPA_UP.EXE patch from the Novell Website .
  10. Change directory to c:\server.312, and copy the patch file NWPA_UP.EXE to the directory.
  11. Execute NWPA_UP.EXE
    Note: This will create another file, 312PTD.EXE. Answer 'Y' to the prompt to overwrite CDROM.NLM.
  12. Execute 312PTD.EXE.
  13. Create the directory c:\server.312\CDSAVE
  14. Copy CDROM.NLM to c:\server.312\CDSAVE
  15. Update the server with the following command
    c:\server.312\312PTD\native\loader\lswapc:\server.312\ 312PTD\native\loader\loader.exec:\server.312\server.exe
  16. Type Server from the prompt. Type the server name and IPX address
  17. From the console prompt
    load c:\server.312\312PTD\native\start\npapatch
    load mmattrfx
    load nbi31x
    load c:\server.312\AIC78U2
  18. Note the slot number detected for the AIC78U2W adapter. This will be added to the Startup.ncf load AIC78U2 statement to automate driver load using the parameter SLOT=x (x is the detected slot number).
  19. Load Install. Create the Novell NetWare partition, SYS volume, and mount the volume. Complete the installation of the System and Public Files.
  20. Create the Autoexec.NCF file. Add the following lines and save.
    load after311
    search add 1 c:\server.312\cdsave
    load cdrom

  21. Create the Startup.NCF file. Edit the AIC78U2 command line to add the slot=x parameter. Delete the MEM and INT parameters inserted by Novell.
  22. Load, from the command line, the following: load c:\server.312\312PTD\patch312
  23. Install the patches from the c:\server.312\312PTD directory when prompted for a path.
  24. DOWN and EXIT the server
  25. Run Server.EXE
  26. Installation of the AHA-2940U2W for Novell NetWare 3.12 is complete.

Note: If you have problems with memory registration issues and are unable to mount the system volume, please refer to the document Loading DSK Drivers

Installing an Ultra2 Host Adapter and Novell NetWare v4.xx for the First Time

Follow these instructions only if you are installing Novell NetWare 4.0 or v4.1x for the first time:

Begin installation of Novell NetWare v4.0 or v4.1x on your server as instructed in your Novell NetWare documentation.

  1. When a screen appears that asks you to select a disk driver, press INS.
  2. Insert the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set diskette for Novell NetWare into your floppy drive.
  3. Press F3 and specify the path to the AIC78U2.HAM driver for Novell NetWare (e.g., a:\netware on the diskette).
  4. Select AIC78U2.HAM and press ENTER.
  5. When "Choose the Server Driver - Disk Driver Parameters" appears, select "Save Parameters and Continue".
  6. When "Install additional driver" appears, select "YES" if installing more than one host adapter or installing a dual-channel host adapter, and repeat step 5 & 6 until one driver is chosen for each host adapter; otherwise, select "NO".
  7. Select "Continue with Installation" to continue the installation.
  8. You will be prompted to confirm slot option, press "Enter" to select the slot number. Repeat until all slot options are loaded.
  9. Select "Continue with Installation" to complete the installation.

Note: To load the driver automatically at server bootup, make sure the STARTUP.NCF file includes the load command line for your host adapter. See "Loading the Driver at Server Bootup", below.

Installing the DSK Driver When Installing Novell NetWare v3.12 for the First Time

Follow these instructions only if you are installing Novell NetWare v3.1x for the first time:

Follow the procedures in your Novell NetWare documentation for installing a new server.

  1. When you see the Novell NetWare colon prompt (:), use the load command to install the driver from the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set diskette for Novell NetWare.
    The correct syntax to load the 7800 Family driver is
    :load [pathname]aic7870 [options]

    The command line options are not case sensitive. Placing commas between command line options is optional. See Command Line Options below for possible values.

    Note: The ASPITRAN.DSK file must reside in the same path as AIC7870.DSK, because Novell NetWare attempts to load the file automatically.

    Note: To load the driver automatically at server bootup, copy the driver to the server's startup directory and modify the STARTUP.NCF file. See Installing the Driver When Novell NetWare is Already Installed and Loading the Driver at Server Bootup, below.

  2. Load the Novell NetWare install program from the NetWare colon prompt (:load install). Follow the instructions in the Novell NetWare documentation to complete the installation (e.g., creating disk partitions, system volumes, etc.) of your server.

Installing the DSK Driver When Installing Novell NetWare v4.xx for the First Time

Follow these instructions only if you are installing Novell NetWare 4.0 or v4.1x for the first time:

  1. Begin installation of Novell NetWare v4.0 or v4.1x on your server as instructed in your NetWare documentation.
  2. When a screen appears that asks you to select a disk driver, press F10.
  3. When "Choose the Server Drivers - Summary" appears, press Enter.
  4. Move highlight to "Disk and CD-ROM Drivers" and press Enter.
  5. Deselect all "AIC7870" drivers that are picked up by Novell NetWare.
  6. Highlight "Select an additional driver" and press Enter.
  7. When a screen appears that asks you to select a disk driver, press Ins.
  8. Insert the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set diskette for Novell NetWare into your floppy drive.
  9. Press F3 and specify the path to the AIC7870.DSK driver for Novell NetWare (e.g., a:\netware\v4_xx on the diskette).
  10. Select AIC7870.DSK and press ENTER.
  11. Select "Continue installation" to complete the installation.

Note: To load the driver automatically at server bootup, make sure the STARTUP.NCF file includes the load command line for your host adapter. See "Loading the Driver at Server Bootup", below.

Installing an Ultra2 Host Adapter in an existing Novell NetWare v3.12 installation

  1. Download NWPA_UP.exe from http://developer.novell.com/devres/storage/drivers/nwpa_up_312.html.
  2. Copy NWPA_UP.EXE to c:\Server.312 directory.
  3. Change to that directory.
  4. Execute NWPA_UP.EXE.
    Note: If Novell NetWare has already been updated with the latest patch file, 312PTD.EXE, you will be prompted to overwrite the file. Answer 'N'. If Novell NetWare has not been updated to 312PTD, answer 'Y'.
  5. If 312PTD has not been installed previously, execute 312PTD.EXE from the same directory.
  6. Create the directory c:\Server.312\CDSAVE
  7. Copy the CDROM.NLM to the C:\Server.312\CDSAVE
  8. Copy the AIC78U2.HAM and AIC78U2.DDI file to the C:\Server.312 directory from the 7800 Family Manager Set Lite NetWare directory.
  9. Update the Server with the following command:
    c:\server.312\312PTD\native\loader\lswap c:\server.312\312PTD\native\loader\
    loader.exe c:\server.312\server.exe

  10. From the prompt type: server
  11. Load install
  12. Edit the Startup.NCF file. Delete Load CDROM
  13. Enter the following lines after lines already present and save: load c:\server.312\312PTD\native\start\npapatch
    load mmattrfx
    load nbi31x
    load nwpaload
    load c:\server.312\AIC78U2

  14. Edit the Autoexec.NCF file, add the following lines after lines already present, then save the file:
    Load after311
    search add 1 c:\server.312\cdsave
    load cdrom

  15. At the console prompt enter the following command: load c:\server.312\312PTD\patch312
  16. Install the patches from the c:\server.312\312PTD directory when prompted for a path.
  17. Down and EXIT the server.
    Reboot the server.
    Note: Note the slot number prompt of the AIC78U2. Edit the Startup.NCF file load AIC78U2 command with the parameter slot=x (x is the slot number) for autoload of the driver.
  18. Installation complete.

Installing the Driver in an Existing Novell NetWare v4.xx Installation

To update or install the AIC7870.DSK or AIC78U2.HAM driver when Novell NetWare v4.xx is already installed, follow the instructions in this section. The procedures are similar for all versions of Novell NetWare. Procedures that are specific to a Novell NetWare version are noted when necessary.

  1. Make a backup copy of the old driver (if it exists) before installing the new driver.
  2. Copy the AIC7870.DSK or AIC78U2.HAM driver from the 7800 Family Manager Set diskette for Novell NetWare into the server's startup directory (e.g. c:\nwserver, c:\server.40, etc.) on your hard disk. This overwrites any existing version of the driver in the directory.
    Note: For Novell NetWare v4.xx, the driver file is located in the \netware\v4_xx directory on the diskette.
  3. Necessary, modify the load command line in the STARTUP.NCF so that the proper path to the driver and all appropriate command line options are specified. See the "Loading the Driver at Server Bootup and Command Line Options" sections, below.
    The correct syntax to load the 7800 Family Manager driver is:
    load [pathname]aic7870 [options]
    or load [pathname]aic78u2 [options]

    Command line options are not case sensitive. Placing commas between command line options is optional. See "Command Line Options", below, for possible values.

Loading the Driver at Server Bootup

To automatically load the AIC7870.DSK or AIC78U2.HAM at server bootup, the STARTUP.NCF file (usually located in your server's startup directory) must contain a load command line that specifies the location of the driver and any appropriate command line options (see Command Line Options, below). For additional information on the STARTUP.NCF file, refer to your Novell NetWare documentation.

Note: To load the driver from your hard disk, the AIC7870.DSK driver and ASPITRAN.DSK module must be copied from the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set diskette for Novell NetWare to a directory on your hard disk [usually the server's startup directory (e.g., c:\nwserver)]).

The correct syntax to load the driver is:
load [pathname]aic7870 [options]
or load [pathname]aic78u2 [options]

For example, the command line to load the driver from the c:\nwserver directory, with the "verbose=" option on is:
load c:\nwserver\aic7870 verbose=y
or
load c:\nwserver\aic78u2 verbose=y

Command line options are not case sensitive. Placing commas between command line options is optional. See Command Line Options, below, for possible values.

To modify the STARTUP.NCF file, follow these steps:

Note: You can also use your DOS text editor to modify the STARTUP.NCF file.

  1. Type load install at the NetWare prompt and press ENTER.
  2. Select the appropriate menu choice that allows you to edit the STARTUP.NCF file.
  3. Make the necessary changes. When you are done, press ESC.

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