4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2013 8:41 AM by Brian Nesse
WPHays Level 1 (0 points)

Hey everyone,


I'm trying to create a customized NetBoot image using OS X 10.7 Server.  I started with an OEM image, installed the required software, and created a .dmg using Disk Utility.  I moved that .dmg to the server and used System Image Utility to create a NetBoot image.  All seems to go well until the final stage, "Finishing Up"; System Imamge Utility appears do be doing something, but the NetBoot is never fully created.  I've let the process run overnight, but it still hasn't finished.  I also tried skipping Disk Utility altogether (just in case there was in an issue there) and creating a NetBoot image directly from the Hard Drive, but I've had the same results.


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Is there something that I'm missing?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Brian Nesse Level 4 (2,930 points)

    Try setting the logging level to "Debug" (in the preferences). This might help identify what process is failing to run to completion.

  • WPHays Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Brian.  I'll give it another go and post the results here.

  • WPHays Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Brian,


    No dice.  Even though a specify a location for the log file to save, nothing is created when I am forced to end System Image Utility.  Am I misunderstanding the folder selection preference and the log files are stashed somewhere else?


    Thanks again.

  • Brian Nesse Level 4 (2,930 points)

    The log files are automatically saved to ~/Library/Logs/System Image Utility/ and are time/date stamped. You should be able to view them using Console.app. The only reason it wouldn't get written out is if you force quit System Image Utility, instead of just hitting the stop button.


    You can also view the log from within SIU from the View menu, or by hitting cmd-L.