If this is your first FOG server, i [I]really[/I] recommend Ubuntu. APT’s package management is far superior to YUM’s.
The package maintainers for APT packages are standards nazis; they adhere to a very strict set of standards.
Checking the packages for PHP5 from Ubuntu/Debian shows 5.3.8 is the latest version.
Thanks for the reply, I’m using my home environment for testing since i’m pretty new with Ubuntu, but I’ll look into Clonezilla afterwards. As for the router I just bought a new one from D-link…I’ve never had a bad one in the past and didn’t realize the one I got can not use DD-WRT without risk.
The instructions state “[FONT=sans-serif][COLOR=#000000]This allows clients to get IP addresses on the network and connect to the FOG server”[/COLOR][/FONT]. Then to turn off and configure FOG’s DHCP and turn back on. Won’t there be a conflict later on between Windows DHCP server and FOG’s after I turn it on? Is there a step missing on this page to still update the Windows Server with the PXE forwarding?
Damn I’m such a newbie
TIMEOUT of 30 or 3 seconds is probably what you want. If you hit the down arrow while the fog menu is displayed, it will not move on to the secondary boot device. A short display time for the PXE menu, insures that the startup process is not delayed too long.
Make sure the Primary MAC address listed in the FOG console is the wired MAC address on the laptop, should be correct since you did full registration from boot menu but double check anyway.
Also when you add the job check the /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/ directory to make sure FOG placed a file in there named with the wired mac address of the laptop. If that file is not there the laptop will instead show the default fog boot menu.
If that file is not there verify the TFTP password for the storage node configuration and the rights on the tftpboot folders.
Trying to find a page in the wiki that details the rights/passwords part, I thought one existed already.