Netinstall Problems

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MacTec, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. MacTec macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    I am currently having problems when creating netinstall images. I am making a pre-configured image of a Mac Pro. I had used target disk as usual to the server set up custom workflow which kept going to 92 per and then goes to -1.000000 percent on three different attempts. Some one then suggested that i install the admin tools onto another mac and make the image their and when complete drag on to server. The problem then was that it should of been a 79gb image but only created a 61gb image. I didn't know this untill i tryed to netinstall it and caused a Kernel panic. I did the usual thing of restarting and resharing the images and netboot. Made no difference . I then realized the image was smaller than it should have been. Any ideas?
  2. JGruber macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2006
    The way I did our iMac netimage was pretty straight forward.

    Basically got the iMac configured how I like it.

    Put the iMac into Target Disk Mode, and connected it to my MBP.

    Created a basic image of the iMac using Disk Utility on my MBP.

    With the Server Admin tools installed on my MBP, I launched SIU.

    The iMac disk image on the desktop showed up in SIU, I then proceeded to create my workflow. Your options will very on what stuff you want to add to the workflow.

    You will notice that the image would be a little smaller then you think. this is because it is creating a compressed image.

    It's best to create the image separate from the server, to prevent any kind of issues with the server and the client.

    Are you getting a kernal panic when you are pushing the netinstall image out to the client?
  3. Mycatisbigfoot macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    What verson of Server? ( 10.6) ? and what Verson of server tools? (10.6)

    You should not be running 10.5 tools on a 10.6 install, and try what the second poster said,

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