BOOT IMAGE CREATIO N
Prepare Windows and OS X
1. Setup the master machine with OSX, Bootcamp, then install XP as directed. Configure both OS's to your liking. Remember to defragment the disk in Windows. Remember that you can use the Option key at startup to choose which OS to boot. In OS X, make sure that NetRestore.app andWinclone.app is located in /Applications/Utilities. This is covered in the following steps.
Create Netboot Image that will boot the clients over the LAN
1. On the master, boot into OS X and login as your local admin account (tech). Install the following software: 1. NetRestore - http://www.bombich.com/software/netrestore.html 2. NTFSProgs -http://www.bombich.com/software/files/ntfsprogs.dmg 3.WinClone - http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/
**This document was produced using versions 3.3.5 of NetRestore, and 1.3 of WinClone.
2. Mount the NetBootSP0 file share from your Netboot server. a. From the Finder, click Go | Connect to Server (or hit CMD-K), and enter the IP or name of your server. b. Login with your OS X Server admin name and password. c. Select the NetBootSP0 volume and mountit. You'll see it on your desktop now. 3. Launch Server Admin on a Mac somewhere and authenticate to the server with your credentials. Under Services, click on NetBoot, then Settings on the lower right, then Images on the upper right as shown below:
Note that there is already a boot image listed here (LIBDisServ_Boot) with an index of 1. Each image MUST have a unique Index. So, later when youcreate an image, make sure you give it the next number up as its Index! Also, note the formatting of the name of the image. Please capitalize and format accordingly. Boot images should end with _Boot. Let's go on.
4. On the client Run NetRestoreHelper. You just installed it as part of the NetRestore installation. Choose "Create NetInstall Set". Now enter the name of your image (remember the_Boot on the end), Image ID, and enter a description (At the very least tell us what type of Mac this boots!) Leave the protocol as NFS:
Next, select 'Advanced Settings' and mimic what's shown below. The password used here is the same as the admin (tech) account on the image:
Enabling SSH, ARD, and setting the account name and password here gives us access to the clients we'll be imagingremotely in the event of trouble during the imaging process. So, it's important! And, it's easy as you can sit in your chair and fix things. You don’t have to use the same username and password as in your image, but it does make life easier.
5. To actually make the boot image now, click the padlock and enter your client local admin credentials (tech | password). Click "SaveNetInstall-Restore set", and select the NetBootSP0 share as shown, and then click "Choose a folder".
Okay, let 'er create the Boot Image! Go get something to eat or catch up on email for about 20 minutes or so. This shouldn't take longer than an hour. 6. After the boot image creates, you'll be prompted to configure how the Netbooted client will behave. When you see the following screen, click 'Yes'.NetRestore will open.
7. From the NetRestore menu at the top of your screen, select 'Configurations'.
Enter the following. Don't forget to set 'ASR Multicast' as the Protocol!:
Click Save, and close the Configuration Manager Window. 8. From the NetRestore menu at the top of your screen, select 'Preferences'.
And, set as follows. Pay attention!
9. Back in the NetRestorewindow, set as follows:
Do NOT click the padlock at this time. Quit Netrestore. Quit NetRestoreHelper. You've made your boot image. Congrats to you.
To verify, on some machine, go into Server Admin, authenticate, and navigate to NetBoot | Settings | Images. You should see your boot image now.
OS X IMAGE CREATION
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