I'm attempting to install NetWare 6.5 SP6 or NetWare 6.5 SP8 on a new-model Dell server: PowerEdge R610. The server has a SATA-attached DVD drive, a Philips and Lite-On Digital Storage DVD+/-RW DS-8A3S.

I can start the installation process by booting my install CD--it appears that CDDVD.NSS is handling the DVD drive at this point--but when the installation routine gets to the screen in which the storage device drivers install, it displays the message, "No CD-ROM device was detected in this system. Load the appropriate driver (HAM)."

I haven't been able to find a driver on Dell's site. They're in the process of phasing out NetWare, unfortunately.

So, I'm seeking the appropriate driver or a decent workaround. So far, my workaround is to copy the install CDs to the C: drive and run the install from there. The downside to this, however, is that the DVD drive still won't work after the installation is completed.