FOG Imaging - MacBook Air (9.1, Retina 13 inch, 2020, MacOS 10.15.3, Catalina)


  • Issue : When Image Capture is performed FOG captures image of UEFI USB Boot Key by default (Host MacBook Air 120 Gb SSD not visible to FOG ?)

    Test Environment :

    MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020), Model A2179
    Serial Number: FVFCW0PYQ0WN
    macOS Catalina (Version 10.15.3)
    T2 chip disabled
    MAC address 00:24:32:17:46:49 (from USB-C to Ethernet Adapter)

    CentOS 8
    Linux c8-fog-server 4.18.0-193.14.2.el8_2.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 26 03:54:29 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    FOG Project 1.5.9-RC2 running on CentOS 8
    You are currently running version: 1.5.9-RC2
    bzImage Version: 5.6.18
    bzImage32 Version: 4.19.123

    Using UEFI USB boot key as described in forum post (George’s half official USB boot method)
    https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/7727/ibuilding-usb-booting-fos-image/22?page=2

    • USB boot keys generated using above process function correctly on all wired Ethernet MacBook / Mac Mini / iMac, also MacAir (Thunderbolt to Ethernet) / MacAir (USB 3 to Ethernet adapter)

    USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, successfully obtains ip address from FOG server DHCP and displays FOG Project menu

    performed “Quick Registration” of host “MacAir_2020” - exit / restart of system generates kernel panic on shutdown

    attempted capture of image from host “MacAir_2020”, FOG appears to capture image from GRUB USB boot key (creates 120 Mb image) by default

    tested using “bzImageT2” kernel provided by moderator “george1421”
    (copied to /var/www/html/fog/service/ipxe as per instructions)
    referenced in Host General - Host Kernel for host “MacAir_2020”

    manually created host “MacAir_2020” referencing bzImageT2 as above, same status when testing image capture

    “MacAir_2020” Host General - Host Primary Disk - setting not specified (suggested entry?, any entry in field appears to be overwritten, defaults to /dev/sda1)

    Any suggestions / recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I can provide additional configuration information if required. Many Thanks


  • @george1421 thanks for your reply, i will retest as per your instructions

  • Moderator

    @kudlab said in FOG Imaging - MacBook Air (9.1, Retina 13 inch, 2020, MacOS 10.15.3, Catalina):

    tested using “bzImageT2” kernel provided by moderator “george1421”
    (copied to /var/www/html/fog/service/ipxe as per instructions)
    referenced in Host General - Host Kernel for host “MacAir_2020”

    If you are booting via the USB key, then take the bzImageT2 and copy it to the /boot directory on the USB flash drive. Rename bzImageT2 to bzImage replacing the existing bzImage on the usb drive. When you boot from the USB stick iPXE and kernel downloading is not use since everything you (should) need is on the usb flash drive already.

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