Here are a few tips to help you create you Windows image using WIUL.
- When you are creating your Windows image install Windows in to a small partition under 10GB if possible. This will allow you to use the Master
Boot Record (MBR) that comes in the WIUL client.
Defragment the drive a few times before you image it. If you are using Windows XP then use the built in defragment tool under disk
- You should always use the sysprep tool if you are going to be imaging multiple machines in a Windows domain.
- Create a list of images on the partimaged server and place them in a file called image.lst. Place this file into the root of your tftp server
and create a host in DNS called pxeboot to point at your tftp server.
- If the WIUL client is having problems hit CTRL + ALT + F2 to switch to another console, login as root (password partimage). If you have run
through the menu you should find scripts in /usr/local/sbin/wiul-custom. run them manually in the order that they appear in the wiul.sh script to
see where things are going wrong.
- Want to modify the client? the quickest and easiest thing to do is to gunzip the ramdisk;
then mount the image (make sure the dir /mnt/tmp exists);
mount wiul-0.3.img /mnt/tmp/ -t ext2 -o loop
cd into /mnt/tmp and make what ever changes you want. Once you are done unmount it;
then compress up the image again;
gzip -c9 wiul-0.3.img > wiul-0.3.img.gz