OptiPlex FX160: Obtaining the Replacement Image

OptiPlex FX160: Obtaining the Replacement Image

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  1. Obtaining the Replacement Image


Obtaining the Replacement Image

Re-flashing the Image

In order to re-image the internal flash card hard drive, a bootable USB flash drive must be created with the image to be used. The system is then booted from the USB flash drive (instead of the internal flash card hard drive) and, after the opportunity to customize the deployment, copied to the internal flash card hard drive.

Obtaining the Replacement Image

The image is made available as a CD-ROM or as an ISO with the following contents:

You can also download from www.Dell.com/support drivers section under the Utilities section. Make sure you change the operating system to MS Windows XP Embedded.
  • An "Imaging Guide" PDFDocumentation for the process described below. Review this document for any future changes to the re-imaging process.
  • An image in .raw format to be written to USB flash driveThe filename on this image is currently Novell-SLETC-10-SP2-2-for-Dell.raw.
  • A Windows utility for writing the image to a USB flash driveThe filename is currently USBDiskImageTool.exe. This utility is not needed when creating the USB flash drive from within a Linux OS.
  • A directory of .rpm packagesfor the optional applications that can be managed from the Novell Add-on Manager

In order to access these files in a Windows environment if a CD-ROM is not already available it will be necessary to create one from the .iso file provided by Dell. Since Linux systems have the native ability to "loop-mount" and ISO image, on a Linux system the files can be accessed either from the CD-ROM or directly from the .iso file without the need to create a CD-ROM.

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ID de l'article : SLN286363

Date de la dernière modification : 12/11/2013 12:00 AM

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