Trying to make MBR based image from UEFI machine.

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  • 20-Mar-2014
  • 09-Apr-2014


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 Imaging
ZCM 11.2.4 Imaging Driver Update for November 2013


Creating an image of a UEFI based device

The following message is seen when creating the image:

Trying to make MBR based image from UEFI machine.


There are two ways to solve this problem.
  1. If using the UEFI format is not important, modify the BIOS settings and select Legacy mode. This will then allow you to create the image.
  2. If the image is only intended for UEFI devices and using UEFI is desired, the following KB article from Microsoft shows the steps to changing the partition format to UEFI:

    This will wipe the drive so the OS will have to be reinstalled and sysprep will need to be done again before the image can be created.


MBR drive format only works with Legacy BIOS settings. It does not work with UEFI settings.

Additional Information

For errors with GPT and BIOS with a UEFI drive, please see the following TID: