SOLVED Keyboard not working on FOG screen (works in bios to select pxe boot)
- FOG Version: 1.4.4
- OS: ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Service Version:
I have deployed FOG images on 9 PCs. However, I found that on 3 of them, the keyboard is not working on the FOG screen after the keyboard worked in bios to select the pxe boot. The 3 worked after either waiting overnight (since it was quitting time and trying the next morning) or going into the bios>computer settings>exiting without saving changes. However, these 2 workarounds are not working on the 10th PC.
The PC is on the list as OK/works with FOG. The keyboard has been changed and are simple/generic ones. I did not see any special keyboard settings in the bios.
@sebastian-roth omg, just “Create New Host” and then create a task to deploy the image you want - I was playing with the last week!
@sgwk Alright, thanks for reporting back. Think we can mark this solved then. BIOS issue… Feel free to post this to the iPXE forum or devel list if you still think this can be fixed within iPXE.
@GEORGE1421 I tried to deploy images to 6 more PCs. The ones that have the keyboard problem (5/6) has bios “J01 v02.15” and the one that worked is “J01 v02.06”. It works, if the bios is older.
@george1421 I’ll check that the next time. I just rebooted one 10x and the keyboard finally worked on the FOG screen.
@sgwk I forgot to post in the previous post, is the firmware updated on these target computers? You have multiple systems of the same model some work and some don’t. There has to be something unique about these to cause the variation. Firmware (bois) is one thing.
@sebastian-roth I know, that’s why this is SO weird…
Our working devices list has HP elite 8200 on it… I reckon there is something special in your setup.
@sgwk OK so you are on the FOG iPXE menu and your keyboard doesn’t work. You have the latest stable version of FOG. This means there is an incompatibility between the iPXE kernel and this keyboard hardware.
- Are these target computers in UEFI or BIOS (legacy) mode?
- Can you get the keyboard to work if you plug it into a USB-2 port vs a USB-3 port? Or to say it another way, does the keyboards work when plugged into the black usb ports vs the blue usb ports?
@george1421 it is stuck on the screen the has …this host is NOT registered… They are HP elite 8200.
As well, what kind of keyboard do you have, old PS/2 or USB? Maybe issue with the USB(3?) port. Just try different USB ports…
I’m not sure I understand here.
I think what you are saying is that they keyboard on these computers are not functioning in the FOG iPXE menu (where you can select to register)??
If that is the case, what target computers are these? What manufacturer and model?