I'm having some difficulty getting OS Deployment working properly. Here's the situation:
I've got a PXE Rep. setup no problem, and I can PXE boot with the menu and everything. I've followed the BKM OS Deployment with LinuxPE for 8.7, and everything is dandy.
I managed to capture an image using the LinuxPE Capture Script, but due to the nature of our environment and database I had to employ a major workaround... I work in an educational environment with lots of laptops coming in and out, loaners, replacements, etc... So needless to say the agents get deployed and redeployed quite a bit. The particular laptop I was using to grab the image had an entry in the database from ages ago, and there appeared to be a dupe. So I deleted all records of that computer from the database, booted to WinPE and ran a miniscan. Once completed I booted back into LinuxPE and tried capturing. It worked no problem.
Now, on a different laptop I'm trying to deploy that freshly captured image with the LinuxPE deployment script, but it won't work. I've taken a look through the database and I found the computer there and deleted it. (The particular laptop I was trying to image would be a loaner, and assigned a hostname base on the person borrowing at some point in the future). When I tried deploying the image the custom job windows popped up with the computer named by its MAC address, them promptly disappeared. Here's the results from the log file:
"(OFF) 0014D253A23D","OFF","N/A","0:00:00","13/02/2008 4:38:48 PM","13/02/2008 4:38:48 PM","N/A"
; "Job Complete","0 Done","0 Failed","1 Off","0 Unknown"
As far as I can tell, LANDesk thinks the computer is off.. but it got the MAC address right. I'm confused.