Ticket #10402 (closed defect: duplicate)
NetWare completely unusable in 4.1.x
|Reported by:||kumba||Owned by:|
I have documented in #9422 that NetWare had issues installing as a guest without some tweaks and that, under a Core2 Quad, it was impossible to boot with Nested Paging and VT-x enabled. But, those issues aside, NetWare is usable in 4.0.x, up through 4.0.16.
Under 4.1.x, Netware is completely unusable. In prior versions of 4.1.x, you could at least boot to a half-functional console prompt, however, the SYS: volume was not mounted for unknown reasons. Under 4.1.12, however, the problem is worse : it doesn't load at all. Assuming you don't get hung up at the loading of FATFS.NLM trying to check the consistency of the boot volume (C:), it will freeze (or it's just SUPER slow, I do not know which) when loading IDEATA.HAM (the driver for an ATAPI IDE device, like a standard PATA hard drive).
There is no sign of disk activity after this point. Changing options such as the system chipset from ICH9 to or PXII3 affects nothing, nor changing the disk controller from ICH6 to PXII3/4, nor changing from PATA to SATA.
VBox.log is attached, but I can't see anything error-wise reprted. One bit indicates ni PCI Bus is present, which is odd? But doesn't seem to account for NetWare not loading.