NetWare* 3.12 includes an Automated Client Installation. This new
feature automatically creates a directory, NWCLIENT, on your c:\ drive
and copies the drivers that make up the ODI protocol stack (LSL.COM,
EXP16ODI.COM, AND IPXODI.COM) and the NetWare DOS Requester to this
Before you begin installation, you need the I/O address and IRQ of the
EtherExpress adapter. You can get this information by typing CONFIG
at the NetWare colon prompt. You can also get this information by
running SOFTSET for the EtherExpress 16 card, or running MCADIAGS for
the EtherExpress MCA card.
You will also need the latest version of EXP16ODI.COM and document 9089
which is available through Intel's online services. NetWare 3.12 is
designed to run with the ODI Protocol Stack and the NetWare DOS
Requester, which is referred to as a "VLM." VLM.EXE is the file that
loads the NetWare DOS Requester, but it is not the only file that makes
up the NetWare DOS Requester. For more information on ODI and the
NetWare DOS Requester see Novell's documentation.
- Insert the "NetWare Client for DOS" or "WSDOS_1" disk into drive
a:. Type "a:install" and press enter.
- Step 1 asks you for the Client Directory Name. NetWare 3.12 copies
the ODI drivers and the VLMs into this directory. Default is
C:\NWCLIENT. (This document refers to the C:\NWCLIENT directory, if
you change this default, substitute your own directory name). Press
enter twice to confirm client directory name.
- Step 2 tells you that Client Installation requires "LASTDRIVE=Z" in
the CONFIG.SYS and that "CALL STARTNET.BAT" is added to
AUTOEXEC.BAT. We recommend that you allow Client Installation to
make these changes to your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. Press Y,
then press enter.
- Step 3 asks "Do you wish to install support for Windows?" Respond Y
if you are a Windows* user, N if you are not, and press enter to
confirm your choice.
- Step 4 asks you to "Press <Enter> to install the driver for your
network board." Press enter. Client Installation displays a dialog
box that is titled "Insert the Driver Disk". The body of the
message reads, in part, "insert the Driver Disk which...must have
the file DRIVER.DOS or have an INS file....". Insert the "NetWare
Client Drivers for DOS" or "WSDRV_2" disk.
- NetWare 3.12 copies the EtherExpress ODI driver, EXP16ODI.COM to
C:\NWCLIENT. Client Installation asks for additional disks, which
vary depending on how you answered the "Install Windows Support"
question. Insert disks according to the instructions that Client
Installation displays onscreen.
- When you have completed the installation, you'll need to replace
the version of EXP16ODI.COM that Client Installation copied to
C:\NWCLIENT with the latest version of the EXP16ODI.COM driver that
is available through Intel's online services (see the BEFORE YOU
BEGIN section of this document for more information).
- Client Installation creates a NET.CFG file in C:\NWCLIENT. Verify
that the Port number (I/O Address) specified in the Link Driver
section is the I/O Address that you set for the EtherExpress card.
A portion of the NET.CFG file is show below.
Link Driver EXP16ODI
Frame Ethernet_802.3 (Add this line if you attach to any 2.x or 3.0 - 3.11 servers)
NetWare DOS Requester
FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = F
"FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = F" is required by NetWare 3.12 when
CONFIG.SYS is modified to include LASTDRIVE=Z.
- Client Installation creates a file called STARTNET.BAT in
C:\NWCLIENT. It updates your AUTOEXEC.BAT to call STARTNET.BAT.
STARTNET.BAT calls all of the files necessary to login. Reboot your
PC to login to NetWare 3.12.
This applies to: