December 1st, 2016
FOG Version 1.3.0 RC-27
Git Commit f300d9d2f888568106ce25f9369910395b64d621
Fedora 25 has been released recently.
I’ve set it up and updated it, and followed the written instructions from the Fedora 24 wiki article, it installs just fine.
Ubuntu 16.04 has issues right now, but they are not FOG related, they are Ubuntu updates related. My advice for Ubuntu 16.04 users is to not update their OS, but if they need the latest FOG release candidate, skip updating the server and just pull the latest FOG source and install it as usual and it should work fine.
I took a look at the code and I don’t remember why I added that. The same likely happens for “routeraddress” and “plainaddress” as well.
I’ve republished RC-15 to have the code changes in effect to correct the installer issues in regards to these four fields. I also re-tagged the RC-15 as RC.2 is just a tag, it’s not the “version” applied to the installation.
Bad HDDs don’t act uniformly. Just because an error was thrown in Clonezilla doesn’t mean the same one will be thrown in FOG, and vice-versa. Of course people on the forums here have posted pictures of very strange errors in partclone before, and of course those were sometimes due to bad HDDs.
My recommendation is to not assume an old drive is good. If it’s older, do a health-check on the drive before you ever start building your image on it. This should prevent a lot of problems.
Tom has done his best to ensure all of it’s features work. But for instance, Directory cleaner on the legacy client ONLY worked on Windows XP. All the core functionality works - up to Windows 8.1. The legacy client is not supported on Win10 - can you blame it though? The legacy client was developed when XP was the latest - and it’s designed to do stuff to the OS, to the registry, etc. OSs Change. The new fog client should be good for many future versions of Windows, plus Joe is keeping on top of it also.
@Wayne-Workman Thanks. Fog has become a critical piece server system for our engineering school’s loaner laptop program. We require students to have tablet PCs for the engineering program, and if for some reason their PC can be used, either because it is out for repair or other situations, we will loan them a system preloaded with the most used engineering applications.
When the system is returned, it gets immediately wiped and refreshed with a new copy using fog. Usually it takes less than 8min per system. Nothing works better. Also, Tom, all the developers and moderators have done an excellent job with the code, patches and suggestions. They deserve all of the praise.