How to disable USB hard drives from PXE Boot

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  • 29-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 PreBoot Services (PXE)


Downloading Image to the Workstation will also format the external USB Harddrive


To make sure that the external USB harddrive is not activated when loading the Kernel you have to configure the z_*.cmd files from sys:\tftp\cmds with the "brokenmodules=usb-storage" Kernel parameter.

Edit z_auto.cmd File and add "brokenmodules=usb-storage" after the default Kernel Parameters

KERNEL boot/linux

APPEND initrd=boot/initrd vga=0x314 install=tftp://$TFTPIP/boot rootimage=/root PROXYADDR=$PROXYADDR TFTPIP=$TFTPIP splash=silent PXEBOOT=YES brokenmodules=usb-storage mode=2