Hey, I have an old server at the police dept that they want to pull some data off of. Unfortunately, anybody who might have known anything about it is long since resigned / retired / passed away. No documentation / records. It was, at our best guess, taken out of service ~10 - 11 years ago, but it does manage to boot.
1) I get a prompt of the form
SERVER_NAME:, but I have no idea what it expects from me here. I've tried any number of commands, passwords, login names, etc., but it just pops up an error something like
??? Unknown Command ???. Any idea what I need to do to log in / start it up? I think I have a few good guesses as to what the admin password will be, but if those fail, are there any handy tricks / tools to reset or bypass that on NetWare?
2) It continually pops up errors about no connection, check cable, etc. Going off the connectors on the back of the machine and what I know about the network that was in place at the time, it's a safe bet it was coax at the time. I certainly don't have any of that gear, and if I did, no machines that could act as a client, so I'm hoping this isn't necessary. Anybody have any insight here?
3) At boot, I get warnings about inconsistency between mirrors, so this thing may be on it's last legs. Anybody have any advice on a way I could grab an image and run it as a VM or something?
Between NetWare and simply the age of the machine, I'm well out of my depth here, so any advice would be appreciated.
version = 3.12
modules = LNEPCI2.LA, ISADISK.DSK