Explanation of ZENworks Imaging DNX files

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  • 20-Jun-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


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


What is the purpose and function of the ZENworks Imaging files that end with .DNX?


DNX files are downloaded from the TFTP server by the Dinic client and
then executed. Each of the three DNX files have a very specific function.

This file is used to download and execute a bootable diskette image. The
image must be digitally signed by Preworx. It is possible for a customer
to create their own digitally signed bootable diskette images if they
purchase the Preworx Preboot Services Toolkit. The calling convention

Boot.dnx myFile.bin

This file is used to download a menu template and then displays the
associated menu. Menu templates can be created with the provided menu
editor application. The calling convention is:

Menu.dnx myMenu.bin

This file is used to start up the Linux imaging environment. It can be
used to boot most small Linux distributions from a TFTP site. It works
by downloading a command file from the TFTP server. This command file
provides the basic parameters and the locations of the required Linux
files. The exact format of the command files can be found in the TFTP
data directory in the cmds folder. The calling convention is:

LoadLin.dnx cmds\myCommandFile.cmd