"Leon's solution should work, but if you have ZDM6.5SP2 or ZDM7, there is a much easier way - the linuxrc command noshell. If you include noshell=1 in the settings.txt (for the bootcd), in the .cfg file for linux servers, to the .cmd files for NetWare servers, then you will still get terminals 3 and 4 (which are read only), but you will lose the terminals which allow input."
We detected a security problem in the linux-2.6.7 kernel of ZENworks 7. The new kernel in the zen7-pxe-boot allows users to use the alternate console through alt+f2, alt+f3, etc.
A possible solution lies within the editing of prompt.s and
the tool fuser
- Copy from the tftp-directory initrd to a Linux-workstation.
- mv initrd initrd.gz
mount -o loop initrd [mount point]
- cd /path-to-mountpoint
edit prompt.s with your favorite editor
I added after the line with getmenu:
fuser -9 -k /dev/tty2
fuser -9 -k /dev/tty9
fuser -9 -k /dev/tty6
fuser -9 -k /dev/tty5
Save prompt.s and return to the initial path
- umount [mount point]
mv initrd.gz initrd
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.