KACE Product Support Question

NetBoot OS X 10.7 Lion

03/13/2012 6181 views
By chance can someone share with me some pointers on how to create a netboot image of OS X 10.7? The documents that KACE provides uses 10.5 and 10.6 which has a physical media but since 10.7 is via the app store what should the "Source Media Path" point to when using the K2000 Media Manager?
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My guess ( We do not use the K2000 ) would be to use the InstallESD.dmg file from inside the Lion installer.app

Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg
Answered 03/13/2012 by: JesseLara
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JesseLara it is right, That's actually the way to do it, just mount the DMG file and you can start creating your netboot image.

It worked for us with out glitch... You'll probably now this already, but just ensure that you upload it on a system running 10.7.X.

Good Luck!
Answered 03/13/2012 by: horacior
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  • I am on a 10.7.3 Mac with the Lion 10.7 installer. I opened the package as described and selected source to create the Netboot file, but it is failing every time. I was able to do it fine on this same machine with the 10.6 install CD.

    working directory is /Users/administrator/Downloads/K2000 Media Manager 3.app/Contents/Resources/create_netboot_image
    my name is ./create_netboot_image/make_netboot.sh
    SRC is /Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD 1
    DEST is /var/folders/_w/m2n2r1ks5w5_f_pm0fldgdqw0000gn/T/kace.CDGddTC3
    source cd is Mac OS X 10.7.3
    local os is Mac OS X 10.7.3
    targetImage is /var/folders/_w/m2n2r1ks5w5_f_pm0fldgdqw0000gn/T/kace.CDGddTC3/netboot.sparseimage
    calling create_image
    VERSION = 10.7*
    Would disk image (Size: KB)
    created: /var/folders/_w/m2n2r1ks5w5_f_pm0fldgdqw0000gn/T/kace.CDGddTC3/netboot.sparseimage
    calling format_image /var/folders/_w/m2n2r1ks5w5_f_pm0fldgdqw0000gn/T/kace.CDGddTC3/netboot.sparseimage kace_netboot /Volumes/kace_netboot
    mount_dev is /dev/disk3
    Image mounted at /dev/disk3
    Started erase on disk3
    Unmounting disk
    Waiting for the disks to reappear
    Formatting disk3s3 as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with name kace_netboot
    Initialized /dev/rdisk3s3 as a 15 GB HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal
    Mounting disk
    Finished erase on disk3
    VERSION = 10.7*
    calling install_packages_107 /Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD 1 /Volumes/kace_netboot
    installer: Package name is Mac OS X
    installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/kace_netboot
    installer: The install failed (The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.)
  • Having the same problem here as well. Trying to create a 10.7 netboot image from a 10.7.3 install.
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Thank you for the quick help. JesseLara, horacior and cserrins instructions were helpful and I was able to upload the Lion Source Media to the K2000. Another useful file is the Mac Imaging document located here. http://www.kace.com/support/konference/2010/files/Mac-Imaging-with-K2000-Systems-Deployment-Appliance.pdf
Answered 03/13/2012 by: fizban1
Senior Yellow Belt

I found this from the lifehacker site.

Hope this helps!!!!!

Answered 03/16/2012 by: ronfalkoff
Green Belt

I had the exact same problem last week. I guess Apple has some certificate issues areound March 23 timeframe? Change you MAC date to March 22 or erlier, reboot then try Kace Media manager again. It worked for me this morning.
Answered 04/02/2012 by: Lanceg31
Senior Yellow Belt

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