Performing a LINUX OS installation

Article:HOWTO63375  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL
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Performing a LINUX OS installation

Before you run a Linux OS installation task, your hard drive must have the proper partitions. You might need to run the Partition Disk task first to create partitions on your hard drive.

See About the Partition Disk task.

You must create a deployment task before you can run it.

For this task, the OS packages are fetched and retrieved from the anonymous HTTP server or the FTP server. You must ensure that the anonymous HTTP server or FTP server is accessible and is setup with the OS packages to fetch them for the client computers that are in the Linux preboot environment.

Linux OS installation supports SCSI and SATA devices as Linux preboot recognizes SCSI and SATA devices only.

After performing the OS installation if due to network issues or any other reason the client computer is not able to connect to Symantec Management Platform, the Symantec Management Agent is not installed. In this case, you have to manually install the Symantec Management Agent.

By default, the password of the client computer on which you have installed the Linux OS is set to altiris.

To perform a Linux OS installation

  1. In the Symantec Management console, from the Manage menu select Jobs and tasks.

  2. On the right pane, right-click Jobs and tasks and select New > Task.

  3. On the Create new task page, select Install Linux OS.

  4. Specify a name for the task on the first field.

  5. Select and enter the required information.

    See About Install Linux OS task.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Schedule the task.

    See Scheduling a deployment task.

See Performing a Windows OS installation

See Creating disk partitions.

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