Creating automation folder preboot configuration for Linux
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Creating automation folder preboot configuration for Linux


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Deployment Solution


Deployment Solution lets you create Linux preboot environment. The preboot configuration is required to boot client computers in the preboot environment or the pre-OS state. 

An automation environment is created when you install an Automation Folder containing the LinuxPE package on a client computer. To install an Automation Folder, you must enable the Deployment Automation folder for Linux -Install policy through the console. By default, Deployment Solution creates LinInstall folder for Linux computers. The automation folder is created on the Notification Server computer and is installed on the client computers after you enable the predefined deployment Automation Folder Plug-in policy through the console.


To use the preboot configuration, you must have the administrative rights and the User Account Control (UAC) settings disabled.

You can access either of the following menus to create and configure a preboot environment:

  • Settings > Deployment > Manage Preboot Configuration

  • Settings > All Settings > Deployment > Preboot Configuration

To create a preboot configuration
  1. Launch the Symantec Management Console.

  2. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Deployment > Manage Preboot Configurations.

  3. In the Manage Preboot Configurations dialog box, click Add.

  4. In the Add Preboot Configurations dialog box, enter the name and description of the preboot configuration.


    Operating System

    Select Linux operating system.


    Select the x86. The x86 Linux preboot configuration can be deployed on both x86-bit client computers as well as x64-bit client computers.


    Select DS Agent as the OEM agent .

    Select the preboot environment to build

    Select the automation folder preboot environment you want to configure.

    Select the Automation Folder:

    • Automation Folder

      This preboot configuration can be installed on the client computers by using policies. You can access these policies from Settings > Agent/Plug-ins > Deployment.

  5. On the Add Preboot Configurations page, click OK.

  6. On the Preboot Configurations page, click Save changes.