Bug ID 749382: Bare-metal installs via 'image2disk' may fail in v14.1.0 or greater

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:

Fixed In:

Opened: Nov 09, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


Running a bare-metal installation via image2disk (IE, 'image2disk --format=volumes <ISO>') may fail due to a missing command in the maintenance OS.


Unable to perform bare-metal installations/installations from MOS in affected versions.


The version of MOS installed on the system is from a v14.1.0 or newer ISO, and a user attempts a bare-metal installation via the 'image2disk' command.


The installed version of MOS can be removed with the command '/usr/lib/bpdiag -a mos'. After doing this, installing a version older than 14.1.0 will re-install an older version of MOS without this issue. You can then reboot to MOS and manually run the installation using 'image2disk' from there.

Fix Information

Fix issues with bare-metal installations via 'image2disk' failing.

Behavior Change

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