[Udpcast] Help needed...
Alex.Richards at saultcollege.ca
Mon Jun 11 19:30:23 CEST 2007
Hopefully you can shed some light on the situation I am encountering. I
have a class set of 30 Dell Optiplex 745 workstations - and the drivers
on the Web Configurator (primarily the tg3 driver) did not work with the
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit network adapter in these workstations.
So I built a new set of disks using a Feisty Fawn live cd and its Kernel
to get the appropriate driver support. I am now able to get udpcast
working to send a sysprepped windows xp pro image, ntfs - 80gb sata
I am now having the issue where machines are randomly failing with the
newly casted image. I've been using lzop compression and have received
a few errors on the sender - but the my main concern is that random
machines get a disk read error (obviously wont boot) and some get NTLDR
Missing error messages. This is very odd as it isn't always the same
machines that get this error after a cast. I can restore a ghost image
to those machines individually - they then initialize just fine.
I've also tried to create disks using the Fedora Core 7 live cd with the
same results. I am attaching a the very rough documentation I made as a
reminder to myself on how I create the udpcast disks.
Udpcast is great and works flawlessly on my older Dell labs here in the
The issue has stumped me for about a month as I've tried different
techniques on and off. Your insight is greatly appreciated!!
IT Specialist, Information Technology Services
E-mail: alex.richards at saultcollege.ca
<mailto:alex.richards at saultcollege.ca>
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