Here is more information from Novell:
MEMORIAL ABENDS DURING NETWARE 3.12 INSTALL
NOVELL TECHNICAL INFORMATION DOCUMENT
DOCUMENT ID: TID013640
DOCUMENT REVISION: A
ALERT STATUS: Yellow
INFORMATION TYPE: Symptom Solution
NOVELL PRODUCT CLASS
NOVELL PRODUCT and VERSION:
Memorial Abends During NetWare 3.12 Install
"Richard Keil Memorial Abend #27"
The user was trying to install v3.12. While in INSTALL he
received the above message.
This message was intended to be remarked out before the code
being frozen. Many other "memorial abends" were remarked out.
This error is usually triggered by disk hardware failures.
The user was trying to install v3.12 on a clone machine. When
they installed v3.12 on a certified machine the problem went
From what Novell has seen the error is manifest when there is a
drive deactivation due to hardware failure, bad cabling, and so