Thanks! I was successful with getting FOG setup on Fedora 21. The server I am using has multiple NICs, and eth0 uses DHCP for internet access while eth1 is for a private PXE with DHCP run by FOG. I had to include in the rc.local two additional lines before the “exit 0” –
If I didn’t do that, then DHCP wouldn’t be broadcasting anything nor would the statically assigned IP address be pingable from another computer on the same private LAN (also with static IP assignment since the DHCP wasn’t working).
I’ll have to spend more time with FOG and reading the manual. I registered a machine and did an upload of the template image I am using. Right now I am relying on Acronis TrueImage for “imaging” (have to use a USB3 hard drive docking station) and it works flawlessly, just takes more time and only one drive at a time.
This experience, even if it takes me 6-12 months to learn, will be super advantageous to me.
I’m sorry and you’re right, I didn’t try and I was being a spoiled cry baby for not having remote SSH and allowed that to be the show stopper. =(
This method will work with most Linux distributions - it uses the built in Memtest kernel that the FOG boot environment already has. You don’t always have to extract but if you don’t extract, you absolutely have to mount.
For stuff that is non-Linux based, you will have to do some extracting to get the kernels and inits and such where they need to be for it to work.