5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2010 11:33 PM by Peter Lowater

    Provisioning Win 2k3.... Machine reboots after "BMI : Get Next State"

      Hi,

       

      I am trying to do provisioning of Win2k3 SE.
      I created Win PE image for the same.
      It generated 3 files:

      BCD
      boot.sdi
      WinPE.wim

      I copied these files to "tftproot\boot_2_0" folder.
      Now when I start the target machine, it gets PXE Server's IP correctly.

      It successfully sends DHCPDISCOVER Request and reads DHCPACK Response.

      After that it gives following message:

       

      BMI : Get next state
      ..............................................................................

      ..............................................................................

      ..............................................................................

      then system reboots.

       

      PFB the log of tftpserver for the lines showing error.


      [05 Oct 2009 12:20:02,187] [Thread-1] [INFO] Requested filename : X86PC/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/01-00-e0-4c-36-14-45

      [05 Oct 2009 12:20:02,203] [Thread-5] [ERROR] File not found : C:\tftproot\X86PC\pxelinux\pxelinux.cfg\01-00-e0-4c-36-14-45


      [05 Oct 2009 12:21:22,296] [Thread-1] [INFO] Requested filename : \Boot\Fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf

      [05 Oct 2009 12:21:22,296] [Thread-75] [ERROR] File not found : C:\tftproot\\Boot\Fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf


      [05 Oct 2009 12:20:19,312] [Thread-1] [INFO] Requested filename : \hiberfil.sys

      [05 Oct 2009 12:20:19,312] [Thread-17] [ERROR] File not found : C:\tftproot\\hiberfil.sys


      [05 Oct 2009 12:20:03,390] [Thread-1] [INFO] Requested filename : \boot.ini

      [05 Oct 2009 12:20:03,390] [Thread-12] [ERROR] File not found : C:\tftproot\\boot.ini

       

      Can anyone help on this. Why I am getting this error and what could be the solution for this.

      Thanks in advance.

      Priti.

        • 1. Re: Provisioning Win 2k3.... Machine reboots after "BMI : Get Next State"
          Bill Robinson

          sorry, replied to the other thread.  i believe it's normal, the box reboots itself after some amount of time if there is no provision job run against it.

          • 2. Re: Provisioning Win 2k3.... Machine reboots after "BMI : Get Next State"

            Hi Bill,

             

            Thanks for your suggestions........

            Now I have moved one step ahead but again got stuck.

             

            After Provisioning Job started, it goes up to 14/16 steps in Provisioning Manager Progress Pane and Machine restarts.

            Then I am getting an error as:

             

            NTLDR is missing

            Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.

             

            After restarting the system again same error message.

            Can you please suggest me something for this error message.

             

            Thanks in Advance.

            Priti.

            • 4. Re: Provisioning Win 2k3.... Machine reboots after "BMI : Get Next State"

              Hi Bill,

               

              I tried with that preinstall script for registry changes, but was unsuccessful to remove the NTLDR Error.

               

              The log I am getting for provisioning process is as follows:
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              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:00 PM    Running provisioning job with data store: Local_Instance
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:00 PM    pxe image file: WinPE_2_x_Image
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:01 PM    Executing work item Provision Job:PollForProvisionedWorkItem;  on application server: Server1
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:04 PM    Starting Switch Boot Image
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:06 PM   
              X:\Windows\system32>echo 'Switch Boot Image Done'
              'Switch Boot Image Done'

               

              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:11 PM    Completed Disk Array Config
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:11 PM    Starting Pre Disk Partition
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:11 PM   
              X:\Windows\system32>echo 'Pre Install Done'
              'Pre Install Done'

               

              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:45 PM    Completed Pre Disk Partition
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:45 PM    Starting Disk Partition
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:45 PM   
              X:\Windows\system32>call X:\Windows\System32\BladeLogic\bin\dskprt-pre.bat

               

              X:\Windows\system32>set dskprt=1

               

              X:\Windows\system32>set MACADDR=00-E0-4C-36-14-45

               

              X:\Windows\system32>call X:\Windows\System32\BladeLogic\bin\dskprt-core.bat

               

              X:\Windows\system32>DiskPart /s X:\Windows\System32\BladeLogic\bin\part.txt

               

              Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6000
              Copyright (C) 1999-2007 Microsoft Corporation.
              On computer: MININT-GUJFP6R

               

              Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

               

              DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

               

              DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

               

              Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

               

              DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.

               

              DiskPart marked the current partition as active.

               


                  0 percent completed
                    .

                    .

                    .

                    .

                    .
                100 percent completed

               

              DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.

               

              X:\Windows\system32>call X:\Windows\System32\BladeLogic\bin\dskprt-post.bat

               

              X:\Windows\system32>X:\Windows\System32\BladeLogic\bootsect.exe /nt52 c:
              Target volumes will be updated with NTLDR compatible bootcode.

               

              C: (\\?\Volume{74de0cda-b392-11de-a4d0-00e04c361445})

               

                  Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.

               

              Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.

               

              X:\Windows\system32>md c:\BLProv

               

              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:50 PM    Completed Post Disk Partition
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:50 PM    Starting Format
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:51 PM   
              X:\Windows\system32>set postprt=1

               

              X:\Windows\system32>set MACADDR=00-E0-4C-36-14-45

               

              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:56 PM    Completed Format
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:56 PM    Starting Make Run Once
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:41:56 PM   
              X:\Windows\system32>echo 'Make Run Once Completed'
              'Make Run Once Completed'

               

              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:42:02 PM    Completed Make Run Once
              Info    Oct 9, 2009 2:42:02 PM    Could not find "pxestore\Win2k3\I386" in Local DataStore.Ensure that the media is connected and that the OS installer path specified is correct.

               

              X:\Windows\system32>cd /d "k:\pxestore\Win2k3\I386"
              The system cannot find the drive specified.

               

              X:\Windows\system32>winnt32 /syspart:C /s:K:\pxestore\Win2k3\I386 /unattend1:c:\BLProv\unattend.txt /makelocalsource  1>X:\Windows\System32\BladeLogic\bin\state.res
              'winnt32' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
              operable program or batch file.

              ------

               

              It shows that Target Machine is not able to create a mapped drive for pxestore.

              I tried to create a mapped drive of datastore from a different machine just to check the permissions/access to shared folder(datastore) thru command

               

              net use k:\\192.168.1.86\pxestore admin_123 /user:bladmin

               

              and it successfully created mapped drive.

              Can you please help me on this that why the target machine is not able to access mapped folder?

               

              Thanks in Advance,

              Priti.

              • 5. Re: Provisioning Win 2k3.... Machine reboots after "BMI : Get Next State"
                Peter Lowater

                Hi Priti,

                 

                Did you determine the cause of this?

                 

                Peter..