Can't add new hosts



  • Hello, i just installed Fog, on Ubuntu Server. No changes made… Tried to add a host with iPXE, it gives me “FATAL: No bootable medium found!”. So i can’t register a new host, with full registration boot… i wonder if i forgot something? How to fix this please ?

    Ps: Ubuntu Server for Fog, used trunk. VirtualBox, my router DHCP, and bridge network.


  • Moderator

    @mz3bel said in Can't add new hosts:

    PS: What i’m trying to do is to implimenting 4 Laptops with same image pré installed softwares. Is there any way that i can do that with rj45 cables no network? so that i can just deploy the machine when i need to ? and take them off, so the students could use them

    FOG needs certain network resources to work. You must have DHCP setup to supply the network booting configurations to the pxe target computers. You can have FOG do this for you, or you can use an existing network infrastructure. You can setup fog on an isolated imaging network, or you can setup fog on your existing business network. You must have some kind of network, even a 5 port small switch will work. It is technically possible to setup FOG to image a single computer at a time by just using a cross over network cable, I’m not sure you really want to go that path.


  • Moderator

    @mz3bel Just for clarity.

    What is issuing the 10.0.0.7 IP address to the pxe booting client? Is that your home router? If so is this just a soho router?

    Since you are using virutalbox, your target computer is bridged to the network interface. You are not using NAT are you?

    I think we have a small disconnect between what you think you want and what FOG can do for you.



  • @george1421 Ok thank you, so what i did is just installed fog, using ubuntu server. what i’m trying to use is the dhcp and dns of my router “default dhcp and dns”, because the school that i’m trying to impliment this has already some other servers… so can’t change the dhcp, and the computers are logged to that router. So to answer your questions :

    What i’m trying now :

    1. Private network, using virtualbox (10.0.0.0/24)
    2. I don’t, since i use the one in this one
    3. i’m trying on a dell (Windows 10 Pro)
    4. this one i don’t know ? Tell me more please
    5. Sure,
    6. The last one, since i just installed today with git

    PS: What i’m trying to do is to implimenting 4 Laptops with same image pré installed softwares. Is there any way that i can do that with rj45 cables no network? so that i can just deploy the machine when i need to ? and take them off, so the students could use them ?

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  • Moderator

    @mz3bel OK lets see if we can get this going in your environment.

    Is how you have it setup today, how you want the final configuration to look like? If not we need to change it up and get it in the final configuration before we do anything.

    So lets start with the basics.

    1. What device is your dhcp server?
    2. What exactly do you have for dhcp option 66 and 67?
    3. What is the model of device you are trying to pxe boot
    4. Is the device in uefi or bios mode?
    5. Can you provide a clear screen shot of the exact error? (The context of the error tells us a bit more than the actual error message it self).
    6. What version of FOG are you using? (the latest is a bit of a moving target).

    I think once we understand your setup we can get you moving again.



  • Hello again,

    I just reinstalled fog, using only virtual machines, private network with dhcp in it. NOT FOGS. But still have the same error, i can’t register any machine? Some help please, i kind stuck here.

    PS: What i did, installed fog using git, on Ubuntu, left the same ip, dns and didn’t not use fogs dhcp.



  • @wayne-workman I use routers dhcp and dns, but i think you are right it might be something with dhcp and dns i cheeking right now to see what’s the issue. Thank you



  • @tom-elliott No i don’t think so, because i can use pxe on a virtual machine and on a laptop. I think something wrong with dhcp and dns, i haven’t changed it, since they use the routers dhcp and dns… does this cause any issues? Thanks


  • Senior Developer

    Could it also be the machine is simply not booting over pxe first?



  • @mz3bel Sounds like one of two likely things:

    • DHCP is not setup right.
    • Networking problem preventing the DHCP server from talking to the VM.

    Please look over these:


 

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