How to force a reboot, to update the ZENworks imaging partition

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  • 08-Jan-2010
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Imaging


ZENworks imaging partition was created in the past with the MANUALREBOOT set to YES.
An update from the ZEN Partition is done with the latest Imaging SoftWare and must be forced to reboot automatically.


In <ServerName>\SYS\ZENworks\Imaging\update\settings.txt change the settings MANUALREBOOT to NO. This will change the setting for the MANUALREBOOT in the ZEN Partition during the update, preventing the need for this workaround in future.
In <ServerName>\SYS\ZENworks\Imaging\update\grub.s at the end of the file there is a line saying: ZenBoot
Deactivate this line by adding a hash and below this line add the following:
reboot -f
(There is a space between reboot and -f)

In the end the end of the file should look like this:
reboot -f
After the above is done restart the IMGSRVR to make these settings active.