3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2015 10:45 AM by JKoslowski

    USB Boot drives and LANDesk 9.5 SP2




      I am curious if anyone might have any insight into this problem.


      I am creating a USB boot drive using the LDMS console. I can use this boot drive to get into PE on any new devices (we are a Lenovo shop) with the haswell chipset and UEFI without any issue. For any older devices that do not use UEFI, these boot drives will not load into winPE. Thus, we cannot image a machine using provisioning with a USB boot drive.


      Thanks in advance!


        • 1. Re: USB Boot drives and LANDesk 9.5 SP2
          VaLr Apprentice

          do you get any message? Or only boots again?

          • 2. Re: USB Boot drives and LANDesk 9.5 SP2


            There was no message, just a blank screen with a blinking cursor.


            I have found out the solution, however. The MBR on a stock USB drive is either corrupt or incompatible when creating a bootable USB drive through LDMS. The solution was to put the drive into a Linux OS, and use the partition manager to remove all partitions and reformat it as a FAT32 partition. Then I re-created the bootable USB drive through the LANDesk Boot Media Creator. This solved and made the USB drive boot any and all devices we need to image.


            Thanks for your reply!

            • 3. Re: USB Boot drives and LANDesk 9.5 SP2
              JKoslowski Apprentice

              Thank you for your solution as it got me onto an easier path to resolve it.  I started up diskpart and ran a clean on the disk.  Then I let windows re-format the drive and created the boot device from Landesk.  Worked.


              Detailed Steps:

              1. Start -> run -> cmd
              2. type in "diskpart"
              3. Type in "List disk" to see what your usb device is
              4. "select disk #" from what you find in step 3
              5. Type in "clean"
              6. Then create a new primary partition
              7. Remove USB drive, re-instert and let windows format (Be sure to select default allocation size)
              8. Create your boot media again from LANDesk