I am installing NBM 3.7 on a server that until this morning was running NBM
3.8. I removed 3.8 using the GUI 'Install' option from the Novell menu and
have restarted the PC. I downloaded 3.7 from Novell in its ISO format and
have extracted the files to a CD.

Using the same 'Install' option from the Novell menu I initiated the
install. After the 'Copying Files' dialog box and error message emerges
stating:

A fatal error has occured. This program will terminate. You may check
sys:\ni\data\ni.log for more details after you dismiss this dialog.
(java.lang.ClassNotFoundException)
com.novell.application.install.bordermanager.BMASS pecific

The ni.log reveals the following:

*** Open log 07/21/2004 10:54:01 CDT ***

______
Driver
Informational: Beginning installation.
______
Driver
Informational: Input response file is: PRODUCT.NI
______
Driver
Informational: Found file file:/sys:\ni\data\PRODUCT.NI.
______
Driver
Informational: NIS Record-Manager v1.0
______
Driver
Informational: Found file file:/sys:\ni\update\data\sp.db.
______
Driver
Fatal: Could not initialize the Shipping Profile in
driver.initShippingProfile().
______
Driver
Fatal: (java.lang.ClassNotFoundException)
com.novell.application.install.bordermanager.BMASS pecific
______
Driver
Fatal: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
com.novell.application.install.bordermanager.BMASS pecific
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java, Compiled Code)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.j ava, Compiled Code)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java, Compiled Code)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche r.java, Compiled Code)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java, Compiled Code)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade r.java, Compiled Code)
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:195)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.resolveClass(ObjectInput Stream.java:654)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassDescriptor(Obj ectInputStream.java:918)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java:236)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at com.novell.application.install.NNL.readObject(NNL. java:312)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputArray(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at com.novell.application.install.LinkArray.readObjec t(LinkArray.java:90)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at
com.novell.application.install.InstallContainer.re adObject(InstallContainer.
java:1428)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at com.novell.application.install.NNL.readObject(NNL. java:312)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputArray(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at com.novell.application.install.LinkArray.readObjec t(LinkArray.java:90)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at
com.novell.application.install.InstallContainer.re adObject(InstallContainer.
java:1428)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at com.novell.application.install.NNL.readObject(NNL. java:312)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputArray(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at com.novell.application.install.LinkArray.readObjec t(LinkArray.java:90)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at
com.novell.application.install.InstallContainer.re adObject(InstallContainer.
java:1428)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputClassFields(ObjectI nputStream.java,
Compiled Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.defaultReadObject(Object InputStream.java:519)
at
com.novell.application.install.InstallNode.readObj ect(InstallNode.java:4346)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java:236)
at java.util.Hashtable.readObject(Hashtable.java:794)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at
java.io.ObjectInputStream.invokeObjectReader(Objec tInputStream.java:2214)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.inputObject(ObjectInputS tream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java, Compiled
Code)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputSt ream.java:236)
at com.novell.application.install.Profile.<init>(Prof ile.java, Compiled
Code)
at com.novell.application.install.Profile.scanForProf iles(Profile.java,
Compiled Code)
at com.novell.application.install.Driver.initShipping Profile(Driver.java,
Compiled Code)
at com.novell.application.install.Driver.work(Driver. java, Compiled Code)
at com.novell.application.install.Driver.run(Driver.j ava:903)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:479)

______
Fatal errors 3
Recoverable errors 0
Unknown errors 0
Warnings 0
Informational messages 5
Total logged messages 8
*** Close log 07/21/2004 11:02:20 CDT ***

*** LOG END MARKER, DO NOT REMOVE ***
nstantiatedcom.novell.application.install.borderma nager.BMCloseCleanUpclass
or its instance
______
Driver
Informational: getRootProductNode
______
Driver
Informational: driver.interviewComplete
______
Fatal errors 0
Recoverable errors 0
Unknown errors 0
Warnings 1
Informational messages 120
Total logged messages 121

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

Raul