Capone plugin



  • I was just wondering if anyone was using the Capone plugin in fog? i did some reading up on it and it looks interesting but i havent been able to find any topics or videos about…



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  • You can customize the pxe menu, and use the manual.gz, here is an example of a default pxe file i have:
    [COLOR=#0000ff]LABEL T520[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] kernel fog/kernel/bzImage[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] append initrd=fog/images/manual.gz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 ip=dhcp dns=10.9.1.32 type=down img=t520 ftp=10.9.2.8 storage=10.9.2.8:/images/ web=10.9.2.8/fog/ osid=5 imgType=mps shutdown= loglevel=4 fdrive=[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] MENU LABEL T520[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] TEXT HELP[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] Image of Lenovo T520[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff]ENDTEXT[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#0000ff]LABEL d531[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] kernel fog/kernel/bzImage[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] append initrd=fog/images/manual.gz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 ip=dhcp dns=10.9.0.32 type=down img=d531 ftp=10.9.2.8 storage=10.9.2.8:/images/ web=10.9.2.8/fog/ osid=5 imgType=mps shutdown= loglevel=4 fdrive=[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] MENU LABEL D531[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] TEXT HELP[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff] Image of Dell 531[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#0000ff]ENDTEXT[/COLOR]

    You have to download the manual.gz and put it in the tftpboot directory together with the init.gz file, second you have to have memtest downloaded to the tftpboot folder, it takes a bit time, but it works like a charm! If you want i can provide you with memtest and manual.gz file, just send me a message. You can also add more things to the pxe menu like windows pe, pe is nice because it is free end with imagex you can edit your base images, just edit and upload to fog later:)



  • We have capone working and it is wonderful. We have 40+ images. How would you go about using Capone and showing all images on a list, then let the users pick an image from the list? We have multiple images for the same models. We had this working on Fog Version 0.29, but it is not working on version .32. Any suggestions?



  • The first thing you need to do is create your image the same way you would create a image for non-capone computers.
    Then you activate the capone plugin like the wiki describes and decide which DMI field that works best for you. We use system-product-name at my school since almost every computer of a model uses the same image. If theres a few that needs a different image we register them with fog and use quick image instead on those.
    Then you look up the the DMI info on your computer as described on the wiki and go to plugin management > Installed Plugin > capone
    Select the DMI field you decided to use in the DMI Field box and click update settings.
    Select image name and OS type from the dropdown boxes and write the DMI result you got and click add association.
    Then you add capone to the PXE boot menu as described on the wiki.
    If you have done everything right you should now be able to image the computers that match your DMI result by selecting capone on the pxe boot menu when starting your computers.
    We use a normal workstation as server and gigabit lan, if we start multiple capone sessions the speed will drop since its not multicast.
    Starting them at nearly the same time help alot since the harddrive dont have to seek as much and the os can partly cache the image file.



  • what’s your procedure when using it? or what was the first things you did? i read over this [url]http://fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Plugins:_Capone[/url] but i was wondering how would one actually put it to work…



  • We use it alot at my school to image student laptops, anything specific you were wondering about?


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