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Manually restoring from ZENworks Imaging CDs

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By Paul Pedron

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Posted: 7 Sep 2005
 

Here's how you do Imaging from Restore CDs.

Example: When you have a Restore CD set that contains three CDs.
  • DMcurrent_base (this must be the first CD restoring)
  • DMcurrent_a1
  • DMcurrent_a2
  • .... until completed.

Boot to "bash #" prompt either from ZEN Boot CD or PXE
Load the 1st Imaging CD (_base) in the CDROM drive labeled DMCurrent_Base.zmg
bash # cdrom.s <enter>
bash # img d
(determine how many partitions need deleting from this view)

bash # img pd1; img pd2; img pd3; img pd4; img pd5; img pd6; img pd7; img pd8
(Deletes all partitions on both drives-presuming there were two drives indicated in above.)
(Only the formatted partitions need to be deleted... if p3 and p4 aren't partitioned, you don't need to delete them.)

bash # img pc1 NTFS c=8
(Creates a partition using the full drive w/cluster size of 8)

bash # img pa1
(Creates partition 1 to be active)

bash # img rl /mnt/cdrom/dmcurrent_base.zmg
when complete type

bash # umount /mnt/cdrom
Eject the restore CD and put in the next restore CD (example: DMcurrent_a1)

bash # cdrom.s <enter>

bash # img rl /mnt/cdrom/dmcurrent_a1.zmg
when complete type

bash # umount /mnt/cdrom
Eject the restore CD and put in the next restore CD (continue until all CDs are restored for the image).

Reboot machine when completed.

Note: Make sure the image will function on the hardware you are Imaging to. Drivers may need to be installed otherwise.

If you have any questions you may contact Paul at paul.pedron@ci.fresno.ca.us


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