@johnny_verdane Well you have an interesting question there and I am tempted to give it a try myself and play with it. Though I don’t have the time to and therefore won’t go to much into the details myself.
I suppose you can use Ubuntu for this but personally I would start this adventure by asking which exact workloads will you be running? Is it software available as official Ubuntu package or not. On the other hand try to figure out if other environments like Buildroot might all the tools / software you need. While Buildroot is definitely less resource intensive compared to Ubuntu it also has less choice of software.
Though I have not done it with Buildroot it should be possible. Find a first hint on this here: http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2010-March/032773.html
If you give us more details on the software you wait to run in that environment we might be able to give more hints.
so I’ve been reading and reading - I was active in a thread last year ‘new to imaging macs’ where a guy had put together a little ISO for usb booting macbooks. I was able to image MBP’s sporadically whenever I needed to until now.
I’ve ran into every problem I could have so far with imaging iMacs. Finally found the thread about making the USB-FOS image, and putting it on USB. Now I’m having a different issue, and doesn’t seem to be MAC-specific.
This issue is happening on my imacs, and some latitude e6530’s (tried to rule out the imac, pxe boot works fine on the 6530)
I’ve modified the USB script to grab my local fog’s copy of the memtest, memdisk, ipxe.krn and ipxe.efi files. still no luck.
any ideas on what could be causing this? i’ve tried two different flash drives, 5 different machines, and even reimaged the machine to make sure nothing was wrong with its grub installs, so i reinstalled grub and re-ran the script again. same exact issue.
also, I’ve got the whole week in this school to play with these imacs (and the rest of the school year if i really want to…but have to get these imaged this week) so if anyone wants to play around with different ideas.
i’m between 10.12.5 and trying to roll out 10.14 now. nothing is t2. most have bootcamp.
i’m tagging george since its his script. THANKS GEORGE
Moved this topic to bug reports as this is definitely something we messed up in the code when @Fernando-Gietz added the filter option to the reports.
@Rivybeast I am working on this and have pushed a first fix of the “Inventory Report”. If you are keen to give it a try you can simply download the latest file from github and put that into /var/www/html/fog/lib/reports/ on your FOG server (probably best to rename the existing file - e.g. to inventory_report.report.bak - so you can switch back to that easily just in case.
I’ll work on the other reports as well before I merge the whole lot back into dev-branch.