Imaging Boot Splash Screen hiding imaging script output

  • 7011467
  • 07-Dec-2012
  • 29-Dec-2014

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.2 Imaging
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.1 Monthly Update 2 Imaging

Situation

Imaging script uses echo commands to give messages to the user

The imaging kernel boot splash screen hides the imaging script output

Resolution

This is fixed in version 11.2.3a - see KB 7011295 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.3a - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7011295

Workaround
Option 1: Add the "read -p" command to the imaging script, waiting for user input, disables the splash screen

Option 2: Edit the kernel load line in the z_auto.cfg and remove the splash=silent option. The file is located the in /srv/tftp (Linux) or %zenworks_home%\share\tftp (Windows) folder. This disables the imaging boot splash screen completely.

Option 3: Add the command "read -t 1" to the imaging script if there is no need to wait for user input. This avoids the need to modify any ZCM default files.

Cause

In auto imaging the imaging script gets spawned as a separate process. This causes commands like echo 0 > /proc/splash executed from the imaging script to not have an effect on the boot splash screen.

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