N00b_Here: Plz help! New Setup for a company imaging solution



  • I have tried many times to download virtual box and install ubuntu - then install fog but I am really stuck at getting everything setup so networking works with the vm since my host is windows - vm - then linux- and fog installed…

    Again, I have read the forums but I getting stuck and need some help…getting frustrated and I want to use this solution to help the people in my company who need new computer images and systems…

    I want to learn… I need a mentor.



  • @wattfun said in N00b_Here: Plz help! New Setup for a company imaging solution:

    I have downloaded Centos 7 (not sure how to partition correctly) and Ubuntu 16.04

    The default partitioning of Cent OS and Ubuntu are not ideal for FOG. Both crash when the root partition fills. There’s video in our CentOS 7 tutorial showing you how to partition it: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=CentOS_7
    For ubuntu, we have a video on Debian that applies to Ubuntu too. This video goes into great detail about Linux partitioning, and was created for newbies like yourself: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Debian_8 You can learn a ton about Linux partitioning by watching that.



  • @wayne-workman My apologies… I meant 16.04 is my current version. Networking I would agree would work with a bare metal with the Linux distro as host but I am working with a windows host so I need a hypervisor. My option currently is virtual box. I have downloaded Centos 7 (not sure how to partition correctly) and Ubuntu 16.04 to then run the FOG trunk… my issue usually would stem from the network settings ( i.e. bridge connections and then proper setup… If someone has a VM to link to download already made that would work too and a way to change the IP setting’s easily for my LAN.



  • @wattfun said in N00b_Here: Plz help! New Setup for a company imaging solution:

    VirtualBox w/Ubuntu 14.04

    Please, use something newer than 14.04. There’s absolutely no reason to use 14.04 for a brand-new fog server, and I could list quit numerous reasons to use 16.04 (or anything newer for that matter). Go get a copy of 16.04 from here: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server



  • @wayne-workman Thank you Wayne for the help!

    I have grabbed a new tower machine…or bare metal… I do have options to host on a proper hypervisor but I am wanted a test environment first:

    Standard Desktop
    VirtualBox w/Ubuntu 14.04
    Fog Install.

    Looking for a proper way to configure the IP setting’s in Bridge for this to work.

    Or is someone whom has a proper VM I can load with instructions on how to change the IP setting’s/.


  • Developer

    @wayne-workman said in N00b_Here: Plz help! New Setup for a company imaging solution:

    If you use bare metal or a VM on a proper host, then any DHCP server you have on that subnet will treat it like any other host on the network and give it an IP - and you don’t have to fight with network settings.

    Wayne is right. If you really want to set this up for your company then you will end up installing on a proper host or even better bare metal anyway. FOG can be installed in various different network setups. Installing on hardware will cause you less problems I’d think.

    But there are two sides to this. If you install on hardware you need to integrate the FOG server in your network. With that I mean that you need to be able to change DHCP settings to make PXE boot work. On the other hand if you install FOG in a closed VM setup (only be online for the install process and switch to host-only network later on) with FOG server and clients to play only being VMs - then the DHCP setup is way easier as FOG can do this for you. But this is either or.

    Hope I am not confusing you even more. But as you see this is not a simple 1-2-3-done thing but needs some knowledge. It’s all available on the net just needs some time.

    So start with deciding about if you want to setup FOG just to play with in two/three VMs as a start. Or if you want to take it serious and set it up on hardware right from the start.



  • @wattfun said in N00b_Here: Plz help! New Setup for a company imaging solution:

    unless someone can recommend a better distro to use with a Fog setup

    Ubuntu 16.04 for starters, the latest long-term-support version of Ubuntu.

    Also, most likely you’re not having an IP problem but a NAT/Bridge problem on your laptop. What I’d recommend to you is finding an old computer to install FOG on, or to create a VM on a proper host like HyperV or VMware or Zen or KVM or something. If you use bare metal or a VM on a proper host, then any DHCP server you have on that subnet will treat it like any other host on the network and give it an IP - and you don’t have to fight with network settings.



  • @junkhacker I am getting stuck at setting up the ip addresses properly on the Linux distro Ubuntu 14.04… unless someone can recommend a better distro to use with a Fog setup. I have setup the connections to bridged. Just looking for the easiest setup… Or if someone has a VM already setup I can load into a hypervisor since this is running on a windows host. Again, N00b here so forgive my ignorance.


  • Moderator

    What kind of VM software do you use?

    If you’re using virtualbox, make sure the network adapter is set to Bridged.



  • Happy to give hints where I can, had to do something similar from scratch as well. Also, everybody here on the forums is extremely helpful.

    So if you have specific questions, we can definitely try to point you in the right directions.


  • Moderator

    [Moderator’s Note] Moving topic to General Topics/General. This question does not belong in this forum.


  • Developer

    @wattfun where in the process are you getting hung up? also, what Linux distro?


 

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