Parted Magic



  • Ever since I updated to 1.5.x I have not been able to load the Parted Magic PXE files on any of my systems. Support at PM say there is nothing wrong on their end, and that it must be an issue on mine or my setup. I must be missing something here because for the life of me I cannot figure it out.

    Here is my menu entry:
    :fog.pmagic
    cpair 0
    cpuid --ext 29 && set arch 64 || set arch 32
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/pmagic/bzImage${arch}
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/pmagic/initrd.img
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/pmagic/files.cgz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/pmagic/fu.img
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/pmagic/m${arch}.img
    imgargs bzImage${arch} boot=live ip=dhcp edd=on noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=normal sleep=0 loglevel=0 keymap=us splash quiet - || read void
    boot || read void

    Everything loads just fine up until it gets to mounting the file system, and then just takes a big old fail. I verified that the file exists in that path, but cannot locate any other errors. This seems to affect all versions of Parted Magic including older ones off of the Hiren’s disk booted from FOG. Has anyone else encountered this? I’m not having issues loading any other live system… Just Parted Magic.

    0_1526490474113_partedfail.jpg


  • Moderator

    The latest parted magic iso image I can find (free) is 2013. So I looked through that iso and based on what I see I have an observation.

    The error message mentions unable to mount the squashed file system file.

    1. I don’t see where you are transferring that file system via iPXE?
    2. I do see that file on the iso in /pmagic/pmodules directory.

    I would be interested in reviewing the following files from the 2018 iso image.

    1. /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg
    2. /boot/pxelinux/sample_pxelinux.cfg

    Lastly are you trying to iPXE boot this image on a uefi or bios based image?


  • Developer

    @AndrewC Please read the last couple of comments here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/10515/boot-from-ubuntu-16-04-live-iso-failed

    I haven’t looked into what exactly is causing this and how to solve it since no one ever got back to me on this.




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