Is there a way to extract i2d image?

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    Avatarmidav
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    Is there a way to extract the i2d image that is downloaded from wyse?

    Thanks

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    What do you mean by “extract”?
    Do you want to “open” the i2d file for doing some changes?

    No, that is not possible. You have to flash a unit, do your changes and then pull the image off the unit.

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    there is, I did it yesterday. Found some tool inside the deployment package and took it apart.

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    Tell us about it.

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    I will as soon as I get home, I spent nearly 10 hours trying to take this image apart, it turned out to be pretty easy. I was trying to extract the nor.img from it which was the BIOS, I noticed that when I looked through the strings on the entire .i2d. I don’t know if this will help anyone here since it seems most people use WYSE products on their thin clients but for me this was important, because I just needed the BIOS.

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    If you install Wyse Devie manager, inside it in C:Program FilesWyseWDMUtilities there is a tool called ConverterUtility (Merlin Image Converter), if you feed it the .i2d file and the .rsp that come out from the firmware (WFR?) you will get the extracted .img files. I selected OS: XP/XPE and Image Type: Non-Pxe, those are the options you get when you run that utlity, maybe the other choices work but I didn’t try.

    Those of you that want to do firmware upgrade without reflash this is a perfect way, extract the nor.img and flash it using your favorite award flash utility. I did mine by booting freedos over gpxe (memtest kernel) and running award flash utility with the /tiny flag (due to dos being stupid and not understanding the fact that it actually has memory).

    I sure hope this helps someone. I do not use my thin client to run any of the wyse images therefore the bios is all I really wanted.

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    Ahh, OK. So you didn’t want to alter the XPe image itself but were just looking for a way to get the BIOS out of the i2d file.
    You can get this much easier.
    Use WDM to pull an image off the unit. Before scheduling the job just edit the pull.i2c file from “ftprootrapporttoolssayour unit” (eg. 9V92 for the V90L) and set all “” statements to “NO”, except for .
    After the job finished you can then push it back to other units. It will just update the BIOS.

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    Well I cannot do that, like I said I don’t have WTOS nor do I have V90L, I had a V10L without anything (no disk on chip), I wanted to flash the BIOS to the latest which I could only find inside the V90L image. Besides, after taking the i2d apart, the .raw was in there too which I suppose contains the XPe. I did not need anything besides the BIOS but I’m sure other people may use this included tool for other purposes as well. There may be V10L users that went the latest BIOS or someone like me who is using this device to gPXE boot WinXP over iSCSI and is looking for the latest BIOS and/or other parts of the wyse image.

    I’m just sharing my findings, there would be no way for me to do what you said to do to get the bios file. I cannot flash it using the horrible Wyse Device manager as it takes so much time to setup.
    So just download a copy from http://www.wyse.com/bundle/download.asp
    install it and extract that tool if you are looking to do anything similar to what I was doing. Enjoy.

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    Great info.
    Thanks although WDM is not horrible slow to install.
    Takes about 5 to 10 minutes to set it up.

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