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Office of Information Technology (OIT)

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Science Education and Career Center (LS 106)

Description:

  • Faculty/Staff Administrator:
    • Gregory Hale
    • Derrick Austin
  • Deployment Date: 2012-05-11
  • Hardware: (5) Apple 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac (iMac 9,1 model), 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB HD
  • Hardware: (2) Apple 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac (iMac 8,1 model), 2 GB of RAM, 250 GB HD
  • Network Environment: Ethernet/LDAP
  • Software Installed:
    • Standard:
      • Mac OS X 10.6.8 v1.1
      • QuickTime Player X 10.0
      • QuickTime Player 7.6.6
      • Safari 5.1.7
      • iTunes 10.6.1
      • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235
      • Adobe Reader 10.1.3
      • Adobe Shockwave 11.6.4.634
      • Flip4Mac WMV 2.4.1.4
      • Cyberduck 3.5.1
      • Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.2
      • Microsoft Silverlight 5.0.61118.0
      • Mozilla Firefox 12.0
      • TextWrangler 3.5.3
    • Custom Software / Configuration:
      • Home Page:
        • http://www.uta.edu/
      • Additional Desktop Links:
        • none
    • Client Requested/Provided Software:
      • Thinkwell 9.0
      • Adobe Acrobat Pro X 10.1.3
  • Printers:
    • Lexmark T642-Pharos
  • Heat Ticket Number: 1635171

Available To:

  • Students Admitted to UT Arlington

How to Get:

Updating A Department Lab

How to Use:

OIT creates a bootable restore image to help lab administrators restore software to lab machines. This document explains the process of using the image to restore the lab.

In order to restore the machines using the image, you will need the following:

  • Bootable external firewire drive containing the restore disk images for the lab: LaCie 1 TB Firewire 400/800 
  • Passwords for the xxsecc account.

If you do not have or do not know any of the information listed, please contact a Faculty/Staff Administrator.

To do a full restore of the machine:

  1. Eject all CD/DVD's, USB thumb drives, external USB and/or Firewire drives, and any other type of mountable disks.
  2. Power down the computer.
  3. Connect the external Firewire drive that contains the lab image.
  4. Hold down the option key on the keyboard and power on the computer.
  5. Hold down the option key until you see either the EFI password prompt or the boot volume selector.
  6. If you see the EFI password prompt, enter the EFI password.
  7. Select the BOOTSECCIM91 volume and hit the return key.
  8. Login to the xxsecc account.
  9. Open the -Instructions folder on the Desktop
  10. Optional - Enable or disable the EFI password by opening -Instructions/00-EFI-Password/Firmware Password Utility.app
  11. Open the -Instructions/01-Disk-Check/RUN-FIRST.command and verify that the internal hard drive is disk0.
  12. **IMPORTANT** If and only if the internal hard drive is listed as disk0, then open the -Instructions/02-Disk-Format/disk0.IM91.SECC.disk0.command file. Opening disk0.IM91.SECC.disk0.command will erase disk0, so if the internal hard drive is not disk0, this script will try to erase what it thinks is disk0.
  13. Wait until the disk0.IM91.SECC.disk0.command is done before going to the next step.
  14. Copy -Instructions/03-Copy-Image/SECC-IM91-asr.dmg to -Instructions/03-Copy-Image/IMAGE folder (takes about 20 mins. or more).
  15. Wait until the disk image is done copying before going to the next step.
  16. Open -Instructions/04-First-Rebuild/NetRestore.app application.
  17. Click on the lock icon in the NetRestore window.
  18. Enter the xxsecc password.
  19. Click the Restore button.
  20. After the restore is done (takes about 4 mins. or more) shutdown the computer, unplug the firewire drive and power on the computer.
  21. The NetRestore application should change the default boot volume to UNICASTMAN and thus the computer should boot to the UNICASTMAN partition.
  22. Login to the xxsecc account.
  23. NetRestore should auto launch
  24. Click on the lock icon in the NetRestore window.
  25. Enter the xxsecc password.
  26. Click the Restore button.
  27. Once the restore is done, the computer will automatically reboot to the MACOSX partition.

To do a MACOSX only restore of the machine:

  1. These instructions assume that the full restore instructions have been done and that you want to only rebuild the MACOSX partition.
  2. Eject all CD/DVD's, USB thumb drives, external USB and/or Firewire drives, and any other type of mountable disks.
  3. Power down the computer.
  4. Hold down the option key on the keyboard and power on the computer.
  5. Hold down the option key until you see either the EFI password prompt or the boot volume selector.
  6. If you see the EFI password prompt, enter the EFI password.
  7. Select the UNICASTMAN volume and hit the return key.
  8. Login to the xxsecc account.
  9. NetRestore should auto launch.
  10. Click on the lock icon in the NetRestore window.
  11. Enter the xxsecc password.
  12. Click the Restore button.
  13. Once the restore is done, the computer will automatically reboot to the MACOSX partition.

Policies:

Department Lab Policies