NetWare 5.1 under Virtual PC

And now on to NetWare 5.1.  This is probably my personal favorite version of NetWare.  The installation is fairly straight forward – and similar to the installation of NetWare 6.0 and 6.5.  However one big difference is that NetWare 5.1 comes with drivers for our emulated network card.  The problem is that they are bad drivers – and if you use them the server will crash whenever it uses TCP/IP.

You will need to unload the auto-detected drivers and install the modified drivers.  You can confirm that the modified drivers are loaded by editing the settings and checking that the ‘TX_Threshold’ setting is present.

Here you can see NetWare 5.1 running under Virtual PC:

NetWare 5.1 under Virtual PC

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If you want you can download a trial version of NetWare 5.1 here:
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=TwtrDvIS0FU~

Cheers,
Ben