PORTAL.NLM unable to load after applying NW65SP5 or NW65SP6

  • 3102908
  • 14-Jun-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 6
Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5


After applying either NW65SP5 or NW65SP6 it was no longer possible to access NoRM.

On closer inspection, it was determined that HTTPSTK was loading, but upon attempting to load PORTAL.NLM the logger screen reported:
Error allocating resource tag (0x48424E57)


Since NW65SP5, NDSIMON must load *after* PORTAL.NLM

Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF and make sure PORTAL loads before NDSIMON.

Make sure HTTPSTK gets loaded by AUTOEXEC.NCF, and *NOT* autoloaded by some other module needing it. Prime culprit is NDSIMON being in AUTOEXEC.NCF before the HTTPSTK line, but there are others that do it, so best is to move the HTTPSTK load line as far up as possible.

Additional Information

When ever you see errors like "Error allocating resource tag (0xNNNNNNNN)" the hexadecimal value is a resource signature, specifying which type of resource the apps is trying to get a tag for.

In the above error 0x48424E57 == 'HBNW' (take each pair of hex digits and convert to ASCII.

'HBNW' is a HTTPSTK resource signature.