SOLVED Install ISO image with FOG

  • Server
    • FOG Version: 1.4.4
    • OS: Ubuntu Desktop 17.04
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    • OS: Win XP

    Hello guys,

    I need to install Win XP from ISO file. Entire environment is setup in VirtualBox. Please see attached screenshot with error. My question is - what is the exact path to directory where iso image need to be uploaded? From second screenshot - I’ve highlighted path which I’m searching for. If there is useful guide how to deploy iso images with FOG, please post it.

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  • @sebastian-roth

    I’m confused regarding what the author is attempting to do with FOG. I believe he’s trying to install XP from a Windows XP CD ISO file using FOG. He doesn’t appear to be uploading a hard drive to FOG from a PC on which XP was installed and Sysprep’d.

    Once upon a time, before FOG, I used PXE to load an ISO into RAM that could be any ISO - like the Windows XP ISO file. I also used a customized BartPE image to copy / clone to the local HD a sysprep’d xp disk image of various sorts, using the Microsoft IP stack and SMB.

    Looking at the root=/dev/ram0 parameter is very reminiscent of that approach, where the ISO is copied to RAM over TFTP or HTTP and then booted. If so, one would end up having to do a manual install, if the ISO is the Microsoft CD, or an unattended install if the ISO had been altered accordingly. I did this w/o FOG, using PXECLIENT, etc. and with FOG v.32 by editing the FOG Menu and adding the items to load the ISO. I was also able to compress the ISO using an SDI format that come from XPEmbedded.

    With this approach, there would be no capture step, and FOG would just be used as a boot loader to get the ISO up and running.

    Or am I missing something?


  • Senior Developer

    @spetz Any news on this issue?

  • @sebastian-roth

    Thanks Sebastian,
    I will read how to capture it first.

  • Senior Developer

    @spetz No there shouldn’t be an ISO file in that directory but files called d1.mbr, d1.paritions, d1p1.img and so on. Who did capture this image in the first place? To be able to deploy/download it first needs to be captured/uploaded. Just do a fresh upload of the image.

  • Hi,

    I’ve removed trailing slash. Please see the current status from screenshots. There is path in ftp client to the iso image, is it correct?


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  • Senior Developer

    @spetz Removing the trailing slash / from the image name might solve this! Make it xp instead of xp/