Category Archives: Novell/SuSE

Identity Manager: AD to NDS sync fixed

I got three more emails today from staff members who were not in our Help desk software (because their accounts never made it to Active Directory from NDS), so I decided to dig a little deeper into the problem. Looking at the DirXML console, I noticed some users were erroring out with the message: “problem […]

Identity Manager (or not!)

This summer we installed Identity Manager on one of our NetWare boxes, and anticipated loads of extra free time from a reduced user management work Allow for user password self-service Sync GroupWise passwords with NDS passwords Import staff accounts into AD from NDS Users expect to be able to reset their own passwords with a […]

Novell Open Audio Podcasts

Novell has just announced Novell Open Audio – a series of podcasts hosted by ‘Reverend’ Ted Haeger, who spearheads Novell’s user community. The podcasts are billed as “focusing primarily on technical level discussions with product managers, engineers and others involved in Novell’s product development.” I’ have already listened to the first one which focuses on […]

Zenworks 7 Imaging

From evilzenscientist’s blog: “evilzenscientist :: thoughts � ZENworks 7 imaging: “ZENworks OS imaging has always been based on the Linux kernel – it’s fast, efficient, has a great networking stack and is also extensible. None of the problems of DOS and getting NDIS drivers etc. Earlier versions of ZENworks – (ZfD 3.x, ZfD 4.0, ZENworks […]

Zenworks Imaging boot cds

I’ve been having fits getting zenworks imaging to work with Dell Optiplex GX280s and GX510s. I finally came up with a solution that works 100% of the time. Set the SATA drive to compatibility mode in BIOS, and use the BCM57_v753 boot disk. This is the only version that seems to work with the SATA […]


Novell has recently “opened” their development of SUSE Linux, creating a project called Open SUSE To clarify what Novell means when it says it is “opening” SUSE, Mancusi-Ungaro says “SUSE Linux is already open from a code perspective. [It] has not been open from a development perspective. Development was closed, beta was closed, and there […]

Jeremy Allison leaves HP to go to Novell

Allison is the chief engineer of Samba. Novell is really moving along nicely in their SUSE Linux offerings, and this won’t hurt that one bit! Tweet

isolinux.cfg tweak for bootable CDs

I ran across this interesting article on configuring the isolinux.cfg on ZenWorks imaging CDs to allow booting to the local hard drive after a timeout. Tweet

Setting up a Linux NFS Install Source for Your LAN

Great howto on setting up a Linux NFS Install Source for SUSE Linux. Aimed a relative Linux newbies (ie: I understood it….) Tweet

Block IE use via Proxy registry settings

Another amazingly simple idea from Novel’s cool solutions crowd – blocking access to IE via pushing out the proxy settings in the registry. Tweet