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USB imaging Zen7

USB imaging Zen7

USB imaging Zen7

I posted this over at the Novell forums, but thought I'd give this site a stab (which looks hopeless so far lol).

I'm pretty close to successfully doing this, but have run into a hitch.

I followed the instructions here (or somewhat close to that) http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/18872.html

USB key boots, I can mount my ext2 volume & browse to my image, but when I try to run it, I get the error "Error: No eligible partitions to receive image."

I then alt-x out, fdisk-l & indeed, the NTFS partition I had created is gone. I'm creating the NTFS partition just through the GUI (/dev/sdb1 as my usb drive takes up /dev/sda1 for zenboot & /dev/sda2 for where the image file is at).

So, I don't really know why zen is nuking the ntfs partition before it starts to place the image onto the computer.

Is there a way to force zen to image to /dev/sdb1 (the ntfs partition) as opposed going through the GUI?

RE: USB imaging Zen7

Step 19 in the Cool Solution you reference has your answer.

Basically, don't use the GUI, use command line.

Brent Schmidt                    Senior Network Engineer
Keep IT Simple http://www.kiscc.com  
Novell Platinum Partner          Microsoft Gold Partner
VMWare Enterprise Partner    Citrix Gold Partner

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