Not an entirely successful day. Since both NetWare 5.1 CDs are not bootable I’ve had to boot the machines from floppy disks, format the hard drives from Novell DOS, then add the IDE CD driver and attempt to install from the CD as D: drive. Unfortunately there seems to be an incompatibility between something in the hardware and the NetWare installation, and it is hanging at or before the hardware detection.

Finally I resorted to copying the NW5.1 CD onto the C: drive, then launching the install from C:\INSTALL.BAT. This has been successful.