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Using settings.txt on a bootcd fails to set a fixed IP address

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Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 Hot Patch 4 - ZDM7 SP1 HP4 Imaging


Within settings.txt a fixed IP address can be specified so that the imaging environment will have an IP address in environments without a DHCP server. The bootcd from ZDM7 SP1 Hot Patch 4 fails to recognize the fixed IP address within settings.txt and will still try to find a DHCP server.


The Linux environment based on SLES 10 needs a small change in the settings.txt. Previously the settings.txt had an option"netsetup=1", this will however cause the SLES 10 based imaging environment to still get a DHCP address. With SLES 10 the netsetup option needs to be set to "netsetup=-dhcp,all"

Within the settings.txt, change the line "netsetup=1" to "netsetup=-dhcp,all"
Note: quotes should be included in the settings.txt string.


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  • Document ID:3660821
  • Creation Date:07-NOV-07
  • Modified Date:30-APR-12
    • NovellZENworks Desktop Management

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