Zenworks 6.5 imaging from CD has slowed down considerably.
Posted on 2004-09-24
We use Zenworks 6.5 imaging from Server and for remote users, we make boot CDs. Originally, in Zen 4, the boot CD's ran very fast and put a full CD on in about 8 minutes.
Now, it is 25 minutes per Cd.
The only thing that looks good is to try loading a new linux driver at CD boot start for the Lite-on CD-Rom drive in the IBM's.
Things I looked at and found interesting were:
1. Do I need to split the image differently? So, I went to a 600 MB split, but the smaller CD size did not diminish the time that it took to load one.
2. Is there a switch in the settings somewhere? The .pdf for Zen didn't have one.
3. Do I need to change compression when I make the image? Currently, we compress it for speed. Maybe that setting was calibrated for network speed, and actually takes longer on CD? The network speed is excellent. It used to be the opposite. The CD's used to be faster, and over the wire was slower.
4. Currently, I am trying to decompress the latest driver on a small Linux (CD) version and move it to floppy. The vendor made the cd driver disk image just one byte too big for a normal floppy.
I am a CNA Netware 3 and 5, MCSE, and CCNA.