View Full Version : Can not netboot all of a sudden.

Apr 14, 2009, 09:42 AM
I have been imaging labs for a while using the bombich software.

Our image is a leopard image (10.5.5) that we are distributing using a G5 tower with Tiger Server 10.4.11.

Everything has worked for a year and all of a sudden I can not image intel machines.

I can still netboot power pcs.

When I try to netboot a intel from across the campus I get the blinking globe then eventually the machines starts setup assistant.

When I attempt to netboot from the same room (G5 server to switch that has network and imac connected) I get the blinking globe twice then the iMac restarts.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Apr 15, 2009, 08:37 PM
I have issues like this once in a while too. Usually a restart of the service fixes it. I use the service heavily during summer when I redo all the schools and staff computers. I am wanting to switch over to Deploy Studio over the summer, especially if it supports the 600mhz iMacs the school still uses.

Netrestore/Netrestore Helper is not supported anymore, so it might very well be a smart move to switch to something that does have support, like Deploy Studio.

Deploy Studio (http://www.deploystudio.com)

Another quick fix is to redo the initial Intel Netrestore boot image.

What does your log indicate?