13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2014 1:28 PM by Alex.Richardson

    VBoot partition not found on disk

    Rookie

      Hello,

       

      Since recently upgrading our LANDesk core from 9.0 sp0 to sp2, our provisioning tasks have been failing.  In the cmd.exe window during the pxe process, it successfully gets past the "reg import all.reg" command.  The next part lists partitions, then displays the error message, "VBoot partition not found on disk."  After a few seconds, it then appends, "Value CoreServer exists, overwrite (Yes/No)?" to the end of that line.  If this came up before, it managed to get past it on its own.  Now, you have to answer.

       

      If you hit yes, it claims the operation completed successfully, and spits out the dhcp address along with 127.0.0.1.  Then it says resolving core server name (/f)..... and fails.  It repeats this several times until it errors, "Timed out when resolving core server name."  If you hit no, it reports, "The operation was canceled by the user," and again spits out the ip addresses.  Then, it says, "resolving core server name (%mycoreserver%)..." and fails after multiple retries as before.

      In either case, the suggestion printed at the end is to check your network and to inject drivers into the WinPE image.  However, we've deployed to these exact machines before and had no driver issues.  No drivers have been added or removed to the image since the upgrade (drivers were added before and have been working just fine for us).

       

      I notice in the readme for sp2, "Enabled VBoot in provisioning" is listed under Important changes and additions SP2.  I've been unable to determine how to disable that to see if that would resolve our issue.  Can anyone offer some guidance on where to go from here?

       

      thanks,

      Brian

        • 1. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
          Rookie

          Got it worked out.  For those interested:

           

          We had redeployed the pxe rep and updated its agent to sp2, but something went amiss or we missed a crucial reboot.

           

          On a hunch, I'd suspected the pxe rep might be the problem, so I:

           

          Ran the pxe rep removal script

          rebooted the pxe rep

          Ran the pxe rep deployment script

          rebooted the pxe rep

           

          After that, provisioning went fine on my test box.

           

           

          • 2. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
            Apprentice

            I am having this same problem.  I have tried multiple machines and all fail at this spot.  THis error has just happened the last week, before that I was able to install images without any issues. I have tried the remove/reboot/reinstall/reboot PXE reps but still have the same issue.  Any more help would be appricated.  I am running LANDesk 9 SP2.

            • 3. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
              Rookie

              hi there,

               

              I am experiencing the same issue as yourself..

               

              I have tried the remove PXE / reboot / re deploy PXE / reboot but no joy.

              I still get the same issue.

              Have you had any other suggestions / fixes to try?

              What happens if I tried the 'Yes' to the Overwrite prompt?? Anything? I didn't wan't to try it and mess up the Core settings any further.

               

              Regards,

               

              Darren.

              • 4. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                Employee

                I'm going to look into this a bit and get back to this thread, but when it tries to contact the core server and fails a lot does it actually have the core server name, or does it try and fine "%mycoreserver%" (or something like that).

                 

                If it's the second one that would indicate that the WinPE image got updated and needs to be revalidated.  This is an issue that should go away in the future, probably SP3.  By go away I mean that if a new patch comes out that updates WinPE it will automatically fix the problem of the core server name, certificates, and other relevant information not getting passed to the new boot.wim image.

                 

                Let me know what the ping says and we can go from there.

                 

                Thanks!

                • 5. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                  Employee

                  Hey guys,

                   

                  Sorry for the double post here, but I wanted to clarify one more thing.  The message that says VBoot Partition not found on disk is not the problem.  It's not even related to what's happening after.  (Darren, I believe this to be the case on your other thread also.)

                   

                  When we get into WinPE we need to check and see if we used VBoot to get there.  If so, we should remove that partition and restore the hard drive to its normal state.  If not, we simply state that the VBoot partition isn't found (ie, VBoot wasn't used) and we move on to the next step in the process.  That step happens to be verifying network connectivity and our connection to the core server.  I believe this phase is where the problem is happening.

                   

                  If I'm correct the VBoot message is a non-issue to this problem and is somewhat clouding the issue.  If you guys think otherwise then I recommend logging a case so we can get someone to look closer at the individual details of each of your environments.

                   

                  Thanks!

                  • 6. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                    Rookie

                    Hi Team,

                     

                    We have laptop of model Laptops (HP Elitebook 840). but facing issue during image deployment. Can you please suggest what may cause of the issue.

                     

                    Below is attached error. Please assist us as soon as possible.

                     

                     

                    LandeskBoot (3).jpg

                     

                     

                    Regards,

                    Praveen Tiwari

                    Sys Eng Team

                    NIIT Media Technologies

                    Email: [email protected]

                    Tel: 855-668-2446, Ext – 7014/7013

                    • 7. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                      Rookie

                      Hi Team,

                       

                      Is there any update for above error. Please suggest.

                       

                      Regards,

                      Praveen Tiwari

                      Sys Eng Team

                      NIIT Media Technologies

                      Email: [email protected]

                      Tel: 855-668-2446, Ext – 7014/7013

                      • 8. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                        marcel Specialist

                        You must update your winpe drivers with your network driver from HP Elitebook 840. then you should redploy your pxe rep.

                        • 9. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                          Rookie

                          Thanks for your help. Updated network drive to image and image is able to get ip but there after it is rebooting..

                           

                          It shows;

                           

                          BOOT SERVER IP .........

                           

                          MTFTP

                           

                          Then reboot.

                           

                           

                          I need immediate assistance.

                           

                          Regards,

                          Praveen Tiwari

                          Sys Eng Team

                          NIIT Media Technologies

                          Email: [email protected]

                          Tel: 855-668-2446, Ext – 7014/7013

                          • 10. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                            Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

                            What version of LANDesk are you on?

                             

                            This effect the WinPE version and therefore the NIC drivers required to be added. Have a look at this link below and then make sure you have the right drivers for the version of WinPE you have

                             

                            http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-27542

                            • 11. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                              Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

                              Oh and you might be best starting a new thread as this one is marked as answered by the original poster.

                              • 12. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                                Rookie

                                Its landesk 9.0 version. i have already added network driver all 32 bit, 64 bit and copied boot.wim to repersantative server.

                                but  no luck.

                                 

                                Regards

                                Praveen

                                • 13. Re: VBoot partition not found on disk
                                  Alex.Richardson SSMMVPGroup

                                  Which SP for v9 are you on? This will effect what version of Windows drivers you need eg Sp3 =

                                  • WinPE 3.1 requires Windows 7 drivers (NDIS 6.2)

                                   

                                  You only need the 32 bit drivers. It can be hard to find the right drivers sometimes. If the PC manufacturers driver didn't work try the NIC manufacturers themselves.