Systems Management Question
Dell E7275 imaging...how?
Got a Dell E7275 unit here and I need to image it for a client. Well actually I have been asked to image it in it's current state before we tailor it for the client, but I am having a problem even getting it to see a boot device.
It sees the internal HDD OK, but nothing else. I have set Legacy boot to ON, disabled SecureBoot, enabled thunderbolt support at power up etc...but it will not see anything I try to use.
I have tried:
Dell Thunderbolt to Ethernet converter
KACE formatted USB (with KBE) in the Tunderbolt to USB converter
Bootable DVD in the Thunderbolt to USB converter.
None were even recognised. The DVD powered up but I wasn't prompted to boot from it regardless of what disc was in there (and I tried a few...)
There was no option to boot from NIC or USB storage device at any time.
Can anyone confirm that this thing supports imaging / PXE boot / USB boot?
If so, has anyone managed to get it working?
Finally, why doesn't the Dell branded ethernet converter work?
I am getting really fed up with trying to image NIC-less units like this and it p*sses me off when devices manufactured by the same OEM (!!!) don't work as advertised. It should be recognised at boot...or what's the point?
Any help appreciated.
Answer Chosen by the Author
The two ports on the side of the Latitude 7275 are USB Type-C ports, which also happen to support the Thunderbolt protocol. The tablet ships with a USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter, which is basically what you need to plug any normal USB device into it.
I also had the same problem that I could not get a USB drive to boot the machine. I found that if you set the Post Behavior option to be Auto or Thorough instead of Minimal, it will then see the USB drive plugged right into the side of the tablet without a docking station. This was the only change out of the box I needed.