Ubuntu wont boot up after the image is deployed


  • Hi,
    I have those ubuntu hosts after downloading the image they do not boot up properly if they are still in the network that the fog server is there.

    I have tried all the combination in the FogSettings => FogBoot Settings EFI BOOT EXIT TYPE, BOOT EXIT TYPE it does not boot unless i unplug the fogserver from the network. It keep stuck at booting from hdd 3 sec and again and again.

    I am going crazy here PLEASE HEEEELP 😄

  • Senior Developer

    @emreonder Sorry for my late reply. Lost track of this over the holidays.

    I am still at a loss on why your partition looks like this. What is the extended partition actually used for?

    Beside that I can’t really guess what might be special about this setup/layout that prevents it from chainloading to disk after iPXE is loaded on the Gigabyte motherboard. We know it works on other hardware and therefore I’d think the bootloader on disk is being properly imaged through FOG.


  • @sebastian-roth said in Ubuntu wont boot up after the image is deployed:

    xplain what you have installed on this disk/partition layout? Why do I ask? The first partition (sda1) is roughly 24.8 GB and marked bootable. I cannot imagine this is a normal Linux boot partition. Then second (sda2) is an extended partition (container for logical partitions), fine! And last (sda5) is a logical partition of 3.8 GB size. So possibly your Linux root filesystem is stored in sda1 and /home in sda5?

    I am a bit confused to be honest.

    28971281-7977-4b21-a2da-5c7d4fabb535-image.png

    Because i can not see the sda2 and 5 in the disk lay out

  • Senior Developer

    @emreonder All your posts seem to be about the same matter (exit type not working after the deploy) and information is spread across three different posts:
    https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/14972/need-to-install-fog-server-urgent-remote-support-needed
    https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/15028/is-it-possible-to-update-bios-setting-via-fog-server

    Let’s try to keep this all together. One interesting information from the other topic is this:

    I have 2 type of mother boards one of them called color. I have never heard this before but it works perfect.
    If i deploy the same image to the gigabyte (GA-H110-D3A) then i run in troubles.

    So as I said earlier, the exit types don’t behave the same on each and every hardware. So Gigabyte is to blame here. Do you have the latest BIOS version installed on those??

  • Senior Developer

    @emreonder Can you explain what you have installed on this disk/partition layout? Why do I ask? The first partition (sda1) is roughly 24.8 GB and marked bootable. I cannot imagine this is a normal Linux boot partition. Then second (sda2) is an extended partition (container for logical partitions), fine! And last (sda5) is a logical partition of 3.8 GB size. So possibly your Linux root filesystem is stored in sda1 and /home in sda5?

    So to your initial request: This seems to be a legacy BIOS setup and therefore only “BOOT EXIT TYPE” will play a role in your case. Focus on that, try the different options (like SANBOOT, EXIT, GRUB_HDD) and tell is what exactly happens on each of them - there should be differences. Best if you can take pictures of each and post here.

    I can’t promise you one of them is working as it depends on the hardware used. Some devices (or actually the BIOS of those) is not playing nicely. If non of the default exit types work you might be able to adjust the GRUB_HDD type in the code to make it work. We’ll discuss this later.


  • @sebastian-roth

    Correct. After the image is deployed i should have said.

    it is single disk resizable everything

    ubuntu@machine-c023d04h04w1-103:/images/ubuntu16$ cat d1.partitions
    label: dos
    label-id: 0x743426a3
    device: /dev/sda
    unit: sectors
    sector-size: 512
    
    /dev/sda1 : start=        4096, size=    52023296, type=83, bootable
    /dev/sda2 : start=    52031486, size=     8032258, type=f
    /dev/sda5 : start=    52031494, size=     8028160, type=83
    
  • Senior Developer

    @emreonder said in Ubuntu wont boot up after the image is captured:

    I have tried all the combination in the FogSettings => FogBoot Settings EFI BOOT EXIT TYPE, BOOT EXIT TYPE

    Those two settings are for two different modes and I reckon it’s good we start out with finding what your machines are booting up. Are they setup to boot in legacy BIOS mode or UEFI?

    Is the image type set to resizable or non-resizable?

    Please grab the text file containing the partition table on your FOG server in /images/IMAGENAME/d1.partitions and post that here as well so we might see if your partition layout can cause an issue.

    In the topic caption you say “… after the image is captured”. We use the term capture for when an image is pulled from a master and saved to the FOG server. From the description it sounds as if you mean the issue is when deploying. Just want to make sure we don’t bark up the wrong tree.

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