Problems with Dell 3060 SFF Desktop PCs UEFI PXE boot with FOGv1.2



  • Problems with Dell 3060 SFF Desktop PCs UEFI PXE boot with FOGv1.2. I am trying to create an image for Windows 10 Professional 64 bit on all my new 3060 Dell SFF (small form factor) PCs, all are enabled to UEFI, secure boot, and RAID on for starters. I’ve turned off Secure boot, and changed the drive setting to AHCI. However,. when using UEFI PXE IPv4 boot, it hangs up for 3-5 seconds then times out apparently, then opens the Dell BIOS/Support assist hardware checker then shuts down once it says no errors.
    I just looked at another post that FOG needs “refind.conf” and a couple settings need changed.
    I have no “refind.conf” file under
    //var/www/fog/service/ipxe/refind.conf
    My current setup is a stand-alone server with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    w/ FOG v1.2 with latest kernel (v4.12)
    Does this mean I need to re-install FOG? My Windows 7 images work flawlessly except these Windows 10 boxes. If I revert the new Windows 10 PCs to Legacy mode/boot, it will image but crashes the image. Any help would be very appreciated.



  • @george1421 -Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll probably have to virtualize it, but open some space, as our VMWare environment is taxing on space. :) No worries, red-hat enterprise has always been a good-solid OS.


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    @dbrilliant Personally I would spin up a new FOG server for a few reasons.

    1. You don’t disturb your current imaging process while the new fog server is being brought online.
    2. Your version of Ubuntu is (or almost) no longer supported.
    3. There is no risk to damage your current installation while upgrading to 1.5.4.

    You can upgrade your current install to 1.5.4 from 1.2.0. There may be a few issues with missing (retired) packages in the ubuntu repository for 14.04 (sorry I’m a rhel guy I don’t remember) that is needed by fog 1.5.4. Again, I would still lean towards building a new FOG server and then migrating your images from FOG 1.2.0 to 1.5.4. You will have to migrate them by hand but its possible.

    https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Migrate_FOG



  • @dbrilliant said in Problems with Dell 3060 SFF Desktop PCs UEFI PXE boot with FOGv1.2:
    Thanks for the quick reply. That does sound like the culprit.

    Is it easy to upgrade my existing FOG v1.2 setup to the latest Fog v1.54 without loosing anything? And if it is, is it just simply downloading the newest fog and it will upgrade, and nothing would need changed?



  • Is it easy to upgrade my existing FOG v1.2 setup to the latest Fog v1.54 without loosing anything?


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    Well the snark in me wants to say good luck with that one…

    You really need to upgrade (build new) your FOG server. FOG 1.2 does not support Win10, GPT disk format, NVMe drives, and supports UEFI not very well. Also the older kernels will not support newer hardware. I see you have 4.12.x FOS kernel mentioned. That should support the 3060 hardware, but you are still stopped with the rest not being supported.

    Also to be clear you can only deploy a uefi image to a uefi based computer, the same goes for bios mode can only be deployed to another bios mode system. You can not deploy a uefi based reference image to a bios mode target system.


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