Suggestion please

  • Moderator

    @ziolucione said in Suggestion please:

    The CPU is an ATOM x5-28300 4 cores (x86)

    This is what I wanted to see, to see if the processor was IA32 compatible or ARM based. The FOG Project kernel will run on this without issue.

  • Moderator

    @ziolucione I have a fos linux image already built if you want it.

    For wifi to work it will take some work on your part because each wifi adapter is different so the kernel needs to be made custom each time for each wireless adapter. As I said its much easier to use a usb ethernet adapter if you have one. That way you can use the stock (FOG Project supported) kernel and inits. We built the custom kernel for that project because there was no other choice.

    If you have no other choice then we can go down this path, but understand it may take several attempts to get it right because we found that the wifi adapter needs specific firmware to make it work.

  • @george1421
    I didn’t get your reply, sorry.

    The CPU is an ATOM x5-28300 4 cores (x86)
    BIOS Mode: UEFI
    Secure Boot State: Off

    (I am following the guide to build a FOS image)
    I have got the USB hub so I will try.

    I will keep you posted.
    Thank you for your info.


  • Hi @Sebastian-Roth , thanks for your reply.
    The tablets are Linx/Exspect 1020N and they use UEFI platforms.

    @george1421 can you help me with the USB stick creation and to image the tablets over the WIFI?

    Thank you for your time.
    Best regards.

  • Moderator

    @Sebastian-Roth Yes we were able to create a custom FOS Linux kernel to boot this device and image over wifi. In this specific use case there was no ethernet available in the area for this dedicated embedded device so we had no choice but to develop a wifi solution which we booted FOS Linux (the engine that captures and deploys fog images) via usb and then contacted the FOG server using wifi.

    I can tell you for this tablet, I would start with a USB hub and get a cheap usb 2.0 or 3.0 ethernet dongle and then boot FOS Linux using a usb flash drive. Plug both devices into the usb hub and then the usb hub into the tablet and image that way.

    But I would also echo what Sebastain said, we would need to know more about the tablet and the version of FOG you are using. What type of processor does it have? Does the system have standard storage media that mirrors an IA32 style computer? There are many more questions that need to be answered before we can say if it will work or not.

  • Developer

    @ziolucione Usually people use docks or USB network adapters. But there is no workflow that you can follow because every tablet is a little different and what works for one is not likely to work on other models just as well.

    Probably best you start by telling us which tablet exactly you have and as well wich version of FOG you have installed.

    Are the tables legacy BIOS or UEFI platforms?

    Beside PXE booting there is a way to use USB boot but it’s not officially supported and I’ve only ever heard of one person using it to image over WIFI. Guess @george1421 is the only one who can tell you more about it.

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