We had big problems getting PXE imaging to work on our 40 brand new PCs with Serial ATA (SATA) disks.
But we finally ended up with these two PXE files - linux.1 and linux.2 which have support for SATA and support for almost all Intel and Broadcom NICs. I would like to share them with you.
Download pxe_sata.zip. (above)
A few people emailed me and asked me for a detailed how to. Here is a description of how I made the Linux Imaging files for Novell's ZENworks for Desktops 4.0.1.
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If you somehow manage to fix one or more of these problems, let me know, either by mailing them to me.
It isn't easy to create your own kernel files. However, it is possible. Before we ran into this problem I had never installed or used Linux.
I found some helpful documents in Novell's Knowledgebase and some in the Imaging forum. I would especially like to thank Kristoffer Bjork and Reinhard Dittmann for their contribution. I also had some help from the hardcore Linux specialist Claus Alboege.
Here is a document that we used during our work:
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Feedback: The CD ISO is created using mkisofs, my redhat 8.0 distribution did not have it installed by default either.
A search on rpmfind for "mkisofs" will find the appropriate distribution install.
As soon as you install the rpm, all is good, and with your instructions the bootcd.iso image is created.
Thank you! You made a difficult task much easier.
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