As always, access through the Linux filesystem is preferred. Mount your Netware drives with Caldera's Netware utilities or Volker Lendecke's free ncpfs utility ftp://ftp.gwdg.de:/pub/linux/misc/ncpfs. If you need real IPX access, e.g. to run Novell's "syscon", read doc/NOVELL-HOWTO.txt. You probably can not currently access Netware from FreeDOS.