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#1 2017-05-01 15:01:42

Registered: 2017-05-01

Client doesn't boot to DeployStudio Screen

I am in need of some assistance. I have a Mac mini running DS 1.7.6 and Mac Server 5.2. Everything looks good, client shows server in Startup Disk(in System Preferences) and is getting and IP from the server. An image and a netinstall set has been created on the client(had to move it over to the NetbootSP0 folder on the server) and the image automatically imaged to the server. I created both these by installing DeployStudio on the client. I used Mac Server to make sure the new install set was active and allowed SMB and AFP access. Still can't get the client to boot to the deploystudio runtime screen. Both the runtime and Admin console come up fine on the server.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Last edited by Macuser007 (2017-05-01 15:15:41)


#2 2017-05-01 23:15:33

From: SF CA US
Registered: 2009-02-04

Re: Client doesn't boot to DeployStudio Screen

What are the specs on the client machine? Does it have a custom build version of the OS? Current unified build is 10.12.4 (16E195).
Was DeployStudio installed on the client at netboot creation, or image capture?

I typically boot a client from an external with DeployStudio installed on it, before netboot creation.
After successfully netbooting my client machine, I capture while netbooted.

You don't have to do that, but that is my method. Since nothing can continue without a working netboot, I approach one stage at a time, starting with netboot.

Run the DeployStudio uninstaller on the client, then search for any plist files associated with DeployStudio and trash them.
Boot your client from an external, install the same version of DeployStudio on the external, then create the netboot. If that netboot works, then netboot and capture your master (client).

Last edited by Meat (2017-05-01 23:20:40)


#3 2017-05-02 11:28:23

Registered: 2017-05-01

Re: Client doesn't boot to DeployStudio Screen

The client is a Mac Mini(purchased about 2 weeks ago) 8G Memory, i5 1.4mhz, running 10.12.4. Deploystudio was installed on the client to create an image(which uploaded to the sever beautifully) and to create a netinstall set to add to server.  When I try to netboot to external server(on the same network) it comes up with a blank screen even though it's image it created and netinstall set are on it.
Thank you so much for your help. Anything else I can try?


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