[Guide] Novell ZenWorks and Boot Camp.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by maxshanly, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. maxshanly macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    (This is a simple guide to help my fellow system administrators on getting Novell ZenWorks imaging tools to work with a Boot Camp partition, feedback is appreciated.)

    Firstly, you need a working PC with a blank hard drive (preferably around 20 GB in size). You need to clone the image onto the hard drive and upon reboot after the image has complete (and before setup begins) turn the machine off. You then need to remove the hard drive from the PC and place it inside an external enclosure.

    Now, boot up your Mac. Open Boot Camp and create a partition the same size as the hard drive you just imaged. Once you've down that, download NetRestore and install it. Once installed, go to Spotlight and search "NetRestore Helper". Use NetRestore Helper to create an image of the external drive and place it somewhere easily accessible, I suggest the Desktop. Once the image is down unmount the external hard drive and go to the Applications folder and open NetRestore. Drag and drop the newly made dmg file (the image of the external hard drive) into the source box and using the drop down menu choose the Boot Camp partition as your destination guide.

    Press start and the image will start to work. Once it has completed the Boot Camp partition will not show up in OS X, despite the fact that it is mounted. To fix this you need to go into Disk Utility, unmount it and then remount it.

    Go into System Preferences, click on Startup Disk and your Boot Camp partition will show up and will function as expected. :)



    I have only tested this on a Mac mini which is notorious for having USB Boot problems, so when I did it my mouse or keyboard did not work (and didn't receive any power). To fix this I installed VMWare Fusion (Parallels will work as well) booted up my Boot Camp partition within OS 10, finished off the clone installation and then installed the drivers for the Mac. Everything worked after that.

    Good luck.
  2. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    Good article. You should get that Mac mini fixed.
  3. maxshanly thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    I think it might have just been as it didn't have the drivers installed, it worked fine after I did everything virtually through VMWare.

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