Connecting to Hospital Novell Network: help me help IS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Argelius, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I work in a hospital that is on a Novell network. My MacBook (running OSX 10.4.7) is connected via an Ethernet cable through which I have internet access.

    (Here's where my knowledge of the network's specifics falls apart.) Our department has access to a shared drive (commonly referred to as "The N-Drive" which I would like to have access to. Before calling on the IS people for assistance, I wanted to get some more information here since they do not officially support users with Macs. (Fortunately, I'm on good terms with several of the network guys, so they are willing to bend the rules for me).

    While realizing I may have provided insufficient information for a specific answer, can you tell me:
    [1] Do I need Novell software installed to get access to this network drive?

    [2] If so, does Novell provide a Mac-version (and if so, does it cost a gazillion dollars)?

    Alternatively, I also have Parallels and WINXP on my system. Is there any reason installing the Novell software in Windows (on my Mac) wouldn't work?

    I'd prefer to not have to use Parallels/Windows to do this, since, after switching to Mac about a year ago, I get hives when interacting with Windows...

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002

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