Using USB Drive with ZENworks Imaging
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By Ryan Altschwager
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Posted: 24 Mar 2005
The ZENworks Imaging proxy server is unavailable to me and I found it a lot easier to use a USB hard drive to get images back and forth to different sites. I had to look up a few BASH commands for linux to get the hard drive to work from the system.
(This may be easy for linux people, but I didn't find it documented anywhere, so if it is and I missed it, I'm sorry)
SOLUTION: You need to mount the USB hard drive to be able to use it from ZENworks Imaging. ZENworks Imaging comes with a mount/unmount command when you browse for your image, but that doesn't create a directory for you to mount it to. Here is the easiest way I found to do it.
- Load of off the ZENworks Imaging Boot CD.
- Type "Manual" and hit Enter.
- At the next command prompt, type:
This will make the directory you want to mount the USB hard drive to.
- Then you have to run this command to mount the drive to the directory you created:
MOUNT /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd
- Now go into ZENworks Imaging and do a create > local and type /mnt/usbhd/"image name".zmg
Remember, ZENworks Imaging can only write to a FAT32 partition so you may have to reformat the drive you're trying to image to if it is NTFS.
If you have any questions you may contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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