Surface Pro 4 with FOG 1.5.4 6078
I have looked on countless posts about these Surface Pro’s and FOG and everyone else seems to be able to get these working except for me. I keep getting stuck on the “init.xz…” and it just freezes. As stated in my title, I have FOG 1.5.4- 6078. I have the newest kernels that are available (4.18.3) and have tried certain ones from the forums that have pushed me further, but still won’t complete. I have tried using the ipxe7156.efi and that doesn’t work either.
I am using the Microsoft Surface Pro dongle version 1821 and from what I read, people have not been having good luck with it. I have added the host manually, added the “host kernel arguments” of “has_usb_nic=1”.
I guess I am not sure what else to try. I am getting quite a few of these that are coming in and I really need a solution so that I don’t have to do all of the imaging by hand.
@Chris-Whiteley Well… I guess we can try usb booting the surface pro 4. There are some caveats with this approach, but it should work for capturing and deploying.
The steps to build the usb boot image are here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/7727/building-usb-booting-fos-image pay special attention to the caveats and the things you need to do post boot drive creation.
Also look at the forum chat bubble for additional tips.
@george1421 secure boot is disabled (red bar with the lock unlocked at the top)
@george1421 I updated the firmware just yesterday which is what allowed me to boot from pxe. Before it wouldn’t even register that the surface adapter was bootable.
@Chris-Whiteley The firmware is up to date on the SP4s?
Its strange that its hanging on the transition from ipxe to FOS. Its not even trying to boot the FOS kernel (bzImage). At this point any kernel parameters you set will not have an impact.
Have you disabled secure boot?
Yes I have, all of those links are purple because I have gone to them at some point.
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@Chris-Whiteley Have you seen this list: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Surface_Pro