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K2000 Linux Source Media / Boot Environment / Scripted install

09/05/2019 728 views

So, are there actual instructions anywhere on how to get a Linux scripted install/Source media/boot environment to actually work?

What I've tried:

  • Installed the latest Media Manager from the SDA. MediaManager v7.0.101.9, SDA 7.0.357
  • Tried creating a new KBE named DebianJessie. Appears to have worked, but cannot use in Scripted install because it's not Source Media.
  • Upload Source Media for both DebianJessie-x64 and DebianStretch-x64. Both entries are still sitting at status of "Extracting from K-image" after 3 hours.

The SDA Admin guide simply says "When you upload a Linux source media, the appliance automatically created a Linux boot environment." but gives no details on how to actually upload the source media.

I always try to assume that I've missed something obvious, but I can't find the secret to actually using this feature. We have a simple linux appliance that we install in all of our offices and I would prefer to be able to image it with KACE instead of booting to G4L and using an image file on a local USB drive.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Mount the ISO, point to the drive letter, and click Upload ISO.

The iso I used, it's named: "ubuntu-18.04.2-server-amd64.iso"
Also remember at this moment, the KACE SDA only supports Server ISOs, not Desktop ISOs. (Ubuntu 16 and 18,  CentOS 6/7 and Red-Hat 6/7, Server editions).

If your ISO doesn't match what the SDA is expecting, it will not build this Boot Environment for Linux.

Answered 09/05/2019 by: Channeler
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  • Ah, did not know that straight-up Debian wasn't supported. I can probably work with this... Thanks for the info!
  • also the size needs to be less than 2GB (roughly) what I have seen. If I use source media >2GB I see issues with <2GB all works well (all server iso are less than 2GB)
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