IMG partitioning commands are turning DMA off for IDE drives

  • 3759960
  • 20-Apr-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Imaging
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management on Linux Support Pack 1 - ZDML7 SP1 Imaging


After applying ZDM7SP1HP2 (hot patch 2) or ZDM7SP1HP3 (hot patch 3) imaging on IDE drives may be slow.


Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, available at

As a workaround, and to see if this issue applies, enter the command/bin/hdparm.sat the bash prompt before taking or restoring an image and see if that improves the speed.

Additional Information

If partitioning commands were issued via IMG, DMA access for the IDE drives was being switched off