I am about at my wit's end here. About to punt Novell's NOWS SBE 2.5 out the door. After resolving:

+ HP/Novell Hardware Issues;
+ Boot Partition Formatting Issues;
+ GRUB BootLoader Issues (Opted for LILO, Instead)

I am now dealing with a "Red Screen of Death" during the initial boot during the installation phase.

Out of all of the years installing Novell products (since the NetWare 2.x days), this is the most troublesome install I have had in decades.