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ZEN imaging off USB drive

ZEN imaging off USB drive

ZEN imaging off USB drive

I have ZENv7 and have been successfully imaging PC for several years now (via network proxy).  We are a Govn't HEALTH agency and are required to bring laptops to disaster sites in emergenies.  In the event that a latop requires a re-image at the remote site, we need a way of re-imaging that laptop at that site. I have the images, etc on a usb flash drive (4GB), and I have it booting ZENv7 (like a CD) without any problems.  The PROBLEM I have is this:

When I try to RESTORE the image ether via the img menu or the command line (img restorel <image.zmg>, the RESTORE imeadiately DELETES the partition on the Laptop's hard drive and displays
 "Error: No eligible partitions to receive image"

Any suggestion(s)???

RE: ZEN imaging off USB drive

I image all the time from a USB drive, I wrote a little script to assist with this but the basics are below.  NOTE: I did have some issues with seeing some newer hard drives in our new Dells but with the recent release of 7sp1-HP5 I was able to get the new units to image of the USB drive.
Insert the Jump Drive
Boot using a ZENworks imaging CD
Select Manual
At the bash prompt type img & hit enter
Type "img d". This will show what the device name is for the USB device. Example: /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, etc.
Type "mkdir /mnt/usb"
Type "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb"
Type "img"
Hit F6 to restore image
Select Local
Select to Browse
Select mnt
Select usb
browse to your image, select it and go

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