Need to create a USB boot stick.



  • Hi

    I already have phones that do a PXE boot on my network so i cannot configure my AD for fog PXE. So the only option i am left with is to create a USB boot stick to connect to the FOG server for re-imaging.

    The tutorials on how to create this stick all point to the rom-o-matic website which is not available. Is there any other way that i can create this?

    I copied the ipxe.efi file from the tftpboot dir to a USB stick in a EFI/BOOT folder. The stick boots but it does not find anything and prompts me to press s which leaves me in the ipxe command window. From there i set file to undionly.kpxe, set server to my ip and then autoboot. It downloads the file then gives an error instead of bringing up the menu.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks



  • @george1421

    That is indeed sad news :(

    I will have a look at the link.

    Thanks you very much.


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    @Pdutoit said in Need to create a USB boot stick.:

    we have a 2008 dhcp server

    Well then my idea won’t work for 2008 dhcp server. With 2012 dhcp you can configure filters so that the dhcp server will respond differently based on the device that is pxe booting. In 2008 dhcp this feature exists but doesn’t work.

    So you have to boot FOS directly from a usb device. There are some limitations with this route, but you can send images via unicast no problem. The tutorial on how to do this is here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/7727/building-usb-booting-fos-image

    Look at the chat bubble in the FOG forum tool bar for additional hints.



  • @george1421 said in Need to create a USB boot stick.:

    You won’t be able to use ipxe at all in your circumstance since ipxe also relies on dhcp pxe boot information. If you go this route (usb booting) you will need to boot FOS directly from the usb stick. This can be done no problem. But before we go down this path, can you tell me what is your dhcp server? Is it linux or a windows 2012 or later dhcp server? If so I have an idea on how we can make it work with both phones and pxe booting.

    Thanks for your response, we have a 2008 dhcp server.


  • Moderator

    You won’t be able to use ipxe at all in your circumstance since ipxe also relies on dhcp pxe boot information. If you go this route (usb booting) you will need to boot FOS directly from the usb stick. This can be done no problem. But before we go down this path, can you tell me what is your dhcp server? Is it linux or a windows 2012 or later dhcp server? If so I have an idea on how we can make it work with both phones and pxe booting.


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