SOLVED Linux Imaging and Fog Client

  • Is there anyone out there who has had success with the FOG client on Linux?
    And had a very easy and comprehensive way to deploy Linux images and rename them/Join them to the domain post deployment?
    Please share working scripts if you have them.

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    @jhumpf Have you tried the scripts? Can we mark this closed or do you need any further help with this?

  • Indeed, I am currently working on unattended Ubuntu Server 18.04 installation:

    1. deploying ubuntu server;
    2. updating hostname which is fetched from a local web service;
    3. changing password for a fixed user which is also fetched from a local web service;
    4. running installation script (apt-get install; pip install; and adjusting some unique per host configurations)

    I am able to deploy ubuntu server, contact the local web service to generate hostnames and passwords using postdownload scripts, yet I am not able to change the password and the hostname, nor I am not able to do some final installations.

    I assume that it is done by specifying the snapins, yet my /bin/bash snapin is queued, but not executed.

    I’ve created a simple snapin

    echo "Snapin BLAH BLAH beginning installation" > %systemdrive%\fog_snapin_install_snapinname.log
    echo "test" > /home/user/test.txt
    echo "Snapin BLAH BLAH ending installation" > %systemdrive%\fog_snapin_install_snapinname.log

    I believe by being able to finish my small project I would be able to showcase something also for Linux users.

    EDIT: of course I have just noticed that in order to use snapins one must install fog client on the host machine.

    So my question would rather be “How do you run a script after the first boot using the deployed host OS without installing FOG Client?”

  • @jhumpf I don’t use the FOG client on Linux, but these are my scripts for CentOS 6:

    # This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
    # You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
    # want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.
    touch /var/lock/subsys/local
    . root/ckhostname
    exit 0


    ipaddr=$(hostname -I)
    rhostname="$(dig +noall +answer +short -x $ipaddr)"
    if [ "$rhostname" != "$shostname" ]; then
      sed -i "/^HOSTNAME=/s/=.*/=$rhostname/" "$network"
      hostname $rhostname

    I plan to retire them as I’m migrating the hosts to CentOS 8.

    hostname -I may not give you what you want depending on how your system is configured, instead you can try something like ip -4 -br addr|awk -F'[ /]+' '/UP/,$0=$3' or, more cautiously worded:

    ip -4 -br addr | awk '$2=="UP" {sub(/\/.*/,"",$3); print $3}'