PXE Linux loader doesn't read cmd options properly with customized PXE menu

  • 3415406
  • 05-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Support Pack 2 - ZDM6.5 SP2 Imaging
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZDM7 Imaging

Situation

Using a customized PXE menu prevents the PXE Linux loader from reading cmd startup options
The cmd files that are read for boot options during the PXE boot process won't be read properly if the PXE menu has been modified from its default state.

Resolution

For ZDM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Desktop Management, available athttps://download.novell.com
For ZDM6.5 SP2: fixed in ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management SP2 IR1 or newer found athttps://download.novell.com

Additional Information

PXE Menu can be modified in a supported format to do the following things:

- To change the text displayed on the PXE menu. This would be to make it clearer for user's to chose the right choice.
- To disable some of the menu choices from showing at all.
PXE Menu shouldn't be modified and isn't supported for changing the following things:

- To change what some of the menu choices actually do in terms of commands/functionality
- To add additional choices to the menu to do some sort of custom work
- To completely redesign the menu and the order of its choices

Formerly known as TID# 10101027 NOVL105784

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