Category Archives: Altiris

Updated: Altiris Linux PXE Kernel \ Driver Update

I have been working on producing a method to update the kernel \drivers within the Altiris DS PXE image. Here is my how to for compiling a new kernel and integrating it into bootwiz.

Update: I have recently had problems with the latest HP DC 8200 elite desktops that are using the new Intel Q67 express chip sets. from what I have found you need to be using a quite modern kernel 2.6.38/39 ish. I personally have had success with the 2.6.39 kernel. This was not spported in the linux boot that was relaesed for DS SP 5.

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IBM/Lenovo 8808 not sending inventory to Altiris

This is just a quick post to help anyone else who is pulling there hair out trying to get there Lenovo 8808 desktops to upload there inventory to an Altiris DS when booting under windows PE we have tried up to the latest version of the Aclient with no success. We were then given a jolt of inspiration by our Altiris support guy who advised we try booting the DOS environment to see if that would inventory the machine and lo and behold it did so we know have a first job that just boots into dos boot environment and runs a script with just a rem line in it. This makes the Aclient send an inventory which can then be worked with. Hope this helps. To most readers this will mean very little sorry better news to follow….