MBR/GPT Tables step takes very long.
First of all I would like to acknowledge how awesome this tool is for imaging and thank the developers for keeping this project alive.
I know similar posts exist, however, I have already tried Kernel 4.15.2, 4.17.00 and it is still taking a long time deleting the MBR/GPT Tables. Our imaging computer has an i7-8700k, 1TB Samsung 960 NVMe and a 10Gbps Card to a 10Gbps Unmanaged Switch.
We usually have to Mass Image the following computers and I will post their times (for MBR/GPT Table deletion), Imaging Time and Specs:
i5 4th Gen
Taking around 6 minutes and 30 Seconds.
Imaging Speed it goes up to 6.50 GB/s
i7 4th Gen
Taking around 7 minutes and 40 Seconds.
Imaging Speed it goes up to 10 GB/s
i7 6th Gen
Taking around 9 minutes and 40 Seconds.
Imaging Speed it goes up to 11.50 GB/s
i7 6th Gen
Taking around 6 Minutes 30 Seconds
Imaging Speed goes up to 13 GB/s
I would like to know if there is anything else I might need to do to improve the speeds on that MBR/GPT Erasing.
Thank you again.
Please mark this as solved.
I was replacing the Kernel here /var/www/fog/service/ipxe and it was suppose to be here /var/www/html/fog/service/ipxe.
Kernel 4.15.2 works if it’s installed in the right place. Sorry for wasting your time.
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@newlined Are you sure you’ve correctly tried kernel 4.15.2? Have you seen these steps: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Kernel_Update
I have already tried Kernel 4.15.2, 4.17.00 and it is still taking a long time deleting the MBR/GPT Tables
The release notes for 1.5.4 show this is known about and a method to fix. The tables are not “stuck” just something is causing them to initialize very slow. Downgrade the kernels to 4.15.2 and this part will be back to normal.