Autodmg deploying osx 10.9.2

New Contributor III

Hi I've been trying to deploy a base osx image. I followed the instruction found on the dev's website but every time I try to push the image via imaging it doesn't seem to copy anything. I have the dmg set to priority one and I'm running 9.3. Is there something I'm missing?


Contributor III

AutoDMG is good stuff. Not sure of the instructions you reference (adding packages?), but it's really as simple as dropping a given OS X build (DL'd from App Store or through Recovery), getting the updates and building. We're not adding any additional software, but that's an option as well before the build process. We are starting to use it with a basic first boot script (e.g. drop a quick image/first boot config, let them enroll, and hit them with policy from there). You might check out Rich Trouton's GitHub for MANY great script examples. I believe Steve Wood linked a cool first boot script here recently as well (thin imaging thread?).

It sounds like you are NetBooting and using Casper Imaging? Diskless NetBoot is working properly for you (allowing you to unmount/wipe target drive)? You should be able to test your AutoDMG build by just using Disk Utility against another partition on your test machine (rule the dmg out).

Valued Contributor III

My guess would be an issue with diskless Netboot as well. We use AutoDMG and built our 10.9.2 image DMG with no special options or extra packages and put it into our imaging workflow as priority 1 as well.

Contributor III

in my case my auto dmg was faulty, thanks CGundersen

Contributor III

but there is a question that how do we check that the Auto DMG we created via Netboot or other startup disk using Composer is AOK.