ipxe boot just hangs



  • fog1.jpg

    Hi folks,

    For some reason, my network boot just hangs at what seems like the first hurdle. I have tried to follow all the instructions, but as a novice, I don’t mind saying there is probably something really obvious that I’m not doing. All I want to do is have the host register with the server so that I can push the disk wiping facility. The default.ipxe just contains

    chain http://10.60.16.129/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params

    So I’m not sure what I need to do next. Any help would be gratefully received.

    Thanks,

    Andrew


  • Moderator

    @Pi0tR Lets start a new thread since your issues are different at this point. New topic - new problem.



  • cat /tftpboot/default.ipxe
    

    give me

    #!ipxe
    cpuid --ext 29 && set arch x86_64 || set arch ${buildarch}
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param platform ${platform}
    param product ${product}
    param manufacturer ${product}
    param ipxever ${version}
    param filename ${filename}
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    :bootme
    chain http://172.16.2.50/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params
    

    but im trying to get this file from another vlan with 172.16.3.0/24 subnet (TFTP work fine)


  • Moderator

    @Pi0tR What is the output of this command? cat /tftpboot/default.ipxe keyed into the linux command prompt of your fog server.



  • i have the same problem



  • @george1421 @Junkhacker @Sebastian-Roth That has cracked it!! Thanks so much for your help!!


  • Moderator

    @ayoward Yes just change the IP address to your fog server, the rest is generic.


  • Developer

    @ayoward yes



  • @george1421 and before I added that line into default.ipxe, there was nothing in there. Should I copy what you have in yours into mine?



  • @george1421 the file is definitely there.

    ## Start of FOG Settings
    ## Created by the FOG Installer
    ## Find more information about this file in the FOG Project wiki:
    ##     https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=.fogsettings
    ## Version: 1.5.5
    ## Install time: Mon 29 Apr 2019 05:41:48 PM EDT
    ipaddress='10.60.16.129'
    copybackold='0'
    interface='ens32'
    submask='255.255.255.0'
    routeraddress='#   No router address added'
    plainrouter=''
    dnsaddress='127.0.0.53'
    username='fog'
    password='***********'
    osid='2'
    osname='Debian'
    dodhcp='N'
    bldhcp='0'
    dhcpd=''
    blexports='1'
    installtype='N'
    snmysqluser='root'
    snmysqlpass=''
    snmysqlhost='localhost'
    installlang='0'
    storageLocation='/images'
    fogupdateloaded=1
    docroot='/var/www/html/'
    webroot='/fog/'
    caCreated='yes'
    httpproto='http'
    startrange=''
    endrange=''
    bootfilename='undionly.kpxe'
    packages='apache2 bc build-essential cpp curl g++ gawk gcc genisoimage gzip htmldoc isolinux lftp libapache2-mod-php7.1 libc6 libcurl4 liblzma-dev m4 mysql-client mysql-server net-tools nfs-kernel-server openssh-server php7.1 php7.1-bcmath php7.1-cli php7.1-curl php7.1-fpm php7.1-gd php7.1-json php7.1-ldap php7.1-mbstring php7.1-mysql php-gettext tar tftpd-hpa tftp-hpa unzip vsftpd wget xinetd zlib1g '
    noTftpBuild=''
    notpxedefaultfile=''
    sslpath='/opt/fog/snapins/ssl/'
    backupPath='/home/'
    php_ver='7.1'
    php_verAdds='-7.1'
    sslprivkey='/opt/fog/snapins/ssl//.srvprivate.key'
    ## End of FOG Settings
    

    Mod Note: Fixed post formating-Geo*


  • Moderator

    @ayoward Interesting because my default.ipxe file contains a bit more.

    #!ipxe
    cpuid --ext 29 && set arch x86_64 || set arch ${buildarch}
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param platform ${platform}
    param product ${product}
    param manufacturer ${product}
    param ipxever ${version}
    param filename ${filename}
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    :bootme
    chain http://192.168.1.53/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params
    

    Your fog boot.php page looks good and expected. I’m not sure I understand why your default.ipxe file only contains the chain command though.

    Does the file /opt/fog/.fogsettings exist ls -la /opt/fog ? Its a hidden file, if its missing then the fog installer did not complete correctly.



  • @george1421

    Yes, the Fog server is at 10.60.16.129

    The result of the command is chain http://10.60.16.129/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params



  • @Sebastian-Roth

    Thanks for you help. Looking at the output here I can already see a problem, but which file do I edit?

    #!ipxe
    set fog-ip 10.60.16.129
    set fog-webroot fog
    set boot-url http://${fog-ip}/${fog-webroot}
    cpuid --ext 29 && set arch x86_64 || set arch i386
    goto get_console
    :console_set
    colour --rgb 0x00567a 1 ||
    colour --rgb 0x00567a 2 ||
    colour --rgb 0x00567a 4 ||
    cpair --foreground 7 --background 2 2 ||
    goto MENU
    :alt_console
    cpair --background 0 1 ||
    cpair --background 1 2 ||
    goto MENU
    :get_console
    console --picture http://10.60.16.129/fog/service/ipxe/bg.png --left 100 --right 80 && goto console_set || goto alt_console
    :MENU
    menu
    colour --rgb 0xff0000 0 ||
    cpair --foreground 1 1 ||
    cpair --foreground 0 3 ||
    cpair --foreground 4 4 ||
    item --gap Host is NOT registered!
    item --gap – -------------------------------------
    item fog.local Boot from hard disk
    item fog.memtest Run Memtest86+
    item fog.reginput Perform Full Host Registration and Inventory
    item fog.reg Quick Registration and Inventory
    item fog.deployimage Deploy Image
    item fog.multijoin Join Multicast Session
    item fog.sysinfo Client System Information (Compatibility)
    choose --default fog.local --timeout 3000 target && goto ${target}
    :fog.local
    sanboot --no-describe --drive 0x80 || goto MENU
    :fog.memtest
    kernel memdisk initrd=memtest.bin iso raw
    initrd memtest.bin
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.reginput
    kernel bzImage32 loglevel=4 initrd=init_32.xz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 web=http://10.60.16.129/fog/ consoleblank=0 rootfstype=ext4 storage=10.60.16.129:/images/ storageip=10.60.16.129 loglevel=4 mode=manreg
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.reg
    kernel bzImage32 loglevel=4 initrd=init_32.xz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 web=http://10.60.16.129/fog/ consoleblank=0 rootfstype=ext4 storage=10.60.16.129:/images/ storageip=10.60.16.129 loglevel=4 mode=autoreg
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.deployimage
    login
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param username ${username}
    param password ${password}
    param qihost 1
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :fog.multijoin
    login
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param username ${username}
    param password ${password}
    param sessionJoin 1
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :fog.sysinfo
    kernel bzImage32 loglevel=4 initrd=init_32.xz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 web=http://10.60.16.129/fog/ consoleblank=0 rootfstype=ext4 storage=10.60.16.129:/images/ storageip=10.60.16.129 loglevel=4 mode=sysinfo
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :bootme
    chain -ar http://10.60.16.129/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params ||
    goto MENU
    autoboot


  • Developer

    @ayoward said in ipxe boot just hangs:

    http://10.60.16.129/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params

    As well, open that URL http://10.60.16.129/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php manually in your browser from a Windows/Linux client that is normally booted to see if you get any (text) output. Please copy and paste that output here so we can have a look.


  • Moderator

    It looks like you are using dnsmasq running on your fog server here??

    Is your fog server at 10.60.16.129?

    On your fog server key in this command and post the results here: cat /tftpboot/default.ipxe



  • So, the screenshot is from a linux test box, so I got hold of a test Dell laptop that we have also and I have updated the BIOS on that to the latest from Dell and the same thing happens. It hangs at the same point.


  • Developer

    @ayoward it could be a buggy network firmware. have you checked for bios/firmware updates for the computer?


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