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Windows XP Imaging and IDE Performance Enhancements

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Posted: 21 Nov 2001
 

Current Version: ZENworks for Desktops 3.2

This package contains an updated version of the Linux imaging utilities that support the creation of and restoration of Windows XP partitions. With the included files, you will be able to create diskettes, CDs, and PXE sessions that can image Windows XP partitions including XP versions of FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.

The package also contains modifications to the Linux Imaging Environment and ZENworks Imaging Engine that provide a significant performance increase when restoring imaging on IDE drives.

This package also updates the Linux kernel to version 2.4.11, which contains improved support for many devices, including pcmcia and USB devices.

Deploying modified resource files so that new PXE sessions, CD-ROM and Diskette are relatively straightforward. You simply need to find the original resource files on your servers and replace them with the modified versions. Some files may be located in more than one location on your server.

The following are the standard locations for the resource files on a NetWare server:

SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\bootcd.iso
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\bootflop.zim
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\lang.tgz
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\root.gz
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\root2.tgz
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\settings.txt
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\utility.tgz
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\tftp\linux.1
SYS:tftp\linux.1
SYS:public\zenworks\imaging\tftp\linux.2
SYS:tftp\linux.2
SYS:zenworks\imaging\update\update.tgz

The following are the standard locations for the resource files on an NT-based server:

C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\bootcd.iso
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\bootflop.zim
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\lang.tgz
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\root.gz
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\root2.tgz
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\settings.txt
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\utility.tgz
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\tftp\linux.1
C:\Novell\public\zenworks\imaging\tftp\linux.2
C:\Novell\system\zenworks\imaging\update\update.tgz

Once the modified resource files are in place, the Boot Disk Creator and PXE services will start creating diskettes and Linux sessions with your modifications. The actual path containing the "public" directory may be different on your system.

Related Info

Disclaimer: These packages are released ?as-is? and are not supported by Novell or Novell technical support. See related documentation for further information.

See this article for the complete set of Sneak Preview Imaging Packages.

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