• Hi !

    First of all thanks to all the fog team and contributors fog rocks and is so useful to many people.

    I have a problem i wish someone give me a clue how to solve it.

    Recently i noticed a problem in iPXE advanced menu.
    I try to boot iso from fog and manipulate a lot the iPXe menu entries .

    When i select an entry as Default Item i can no longer see the iPXE advanced menu correctly.

    I have this screen :
    fog problem ipxe menu.png

    Maybe i can debug with iPXE commands by i’m a noob concerning iPXE syntax.

    Can someone help me with this ?

    In advance thanks.

    EDIT : I went to this page :
    https://ipxe.org/err/461620

  • Moderator

    @fogman4 This looks suspicious.

    choose --default os.Debian.10.9 Live via ftp --timeout 3000 target && goto ${target}
    

    The tag name should not have spaces. Looking at the actual menu item

    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Debian.10.9_Live_via_ftp
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/initrd
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd boot=live components fetch=ftp://${fog-ip}/filesystem.squashfs
    

    I wonder if the underscores are breaking the default option.

    :os.Debian.10.9_Live_via_ftp
    

    They are translating to white space characters. Use dashes or dots in the tag name and see if that fixes it.


  • Thank you @george1421 for those suggestions . I removed all characters which could cause troubles and it didn’t solve this problem.

    Here is the printed output of the iPXE menu . I have many entries because of tests.

    #!ipxe
    set fog-ip 192.168.100.10
    set fog-webroot fog
    set boot-url https://${fog-ip}/${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 https://192.168.100.10/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)
    item os.Ubuntu.20.04 Ubuntu Desktop 20.04
    item os.Ubuntu.20.04.EFI Ubuntu 20.04 EFI
    item os.Ubuntu.20.04.1.HTTP_AUTOINSTALL Ubuntu 20.04.1 HTTP autoinstall Method
    item os.Ubuntu.Desktop.20.04.FTP os.Ubuntu.20.04 FTP
    item os.Ubuntu.20_04D.auto.HTTPS AUTO 20.04 VIa HTTPS
    item os.Debian.10.9_Live_via_ftp Debian 10 9 Live via ftp squashfs
    item os.Debian.10.9_PRESEED Debian 10 9 Live BIOSBOOT Luks
    item os.debian.10.9.HTTPS debian over https Preseed
    item os.debian.tftp via full tftp
    choose --default os.Debian.10.9 Live via ftp --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=375000 keymap=fr web=https://192.168.100.10/fog/ consoleblank=0 debug rootfstype=ext4 storage=192.168.100.10:/images/ storageip=192.168.100.10 nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=0 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=375000 keymap=fr web=https://192.168.100.10/fog/ consoleblank=0 debug rootfstype=ext4 storage=192.168.100.10:/images/ storageip=192.168.100.10 nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=0 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 ${uuid}
    :fog.sysinfo
    kernel bzImage32 loglevel=4 initrd=init_32.xz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=375000 keymap=fr web=https://192.168.100.10/fog/ consoleblank=0 debug rootfstype=ext4 storage=192.168.100.10:/images/ storageip=192.168.100.10 nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=0 loglevel=4 mode=sysinfo
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :os.Ubuntu.20.04
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04/initrd
    imgargs initrd=initrd root=/dev/nfs ro ip=dhcp auto=true keymap=fr hostname=ubuntu vga=normal nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/images/os/ubuntu/20.04/
    boot || goto MENU
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Ubuntu.20.04.EFI
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/ubuntu/20.04/vmlinuz ip=dhcp hostname=ubuntu20TESTdomain=local
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/ubuntu/20.04/initrd
    imgargs ip=dhcp autoinstall url=http://${fog-ip}/ubuntu/20.04/ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ds=nocloud-net;s=http://${fog-ip}/ubuntu/20.04/autoinstall
    boot || goto MENU
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Ubuntu.20.04.1.HTTP_AUTOINSTALL
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04D/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04D/initrd
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=1800000 ip=dhcp url=ftp://${fog-ip}/fog/autoinstall/ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ro autoinstall net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0 ipv6.disable=1 ds=nocloud-net\;s=https://192.168.100.10/fog/autoinstall/
    boot
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Ubuntu.Desktop.20.04.FTP
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04D/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04D/initrd
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd ip=dhcp root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=1800000 url=ftp://192.168.100.10/ubuntu-20.04.2.0-desktop-amd64.iso net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0 ipv6.disable=1 locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=fr hostname=TESTX-L ro automatic-ubiquity url=ftp://192.168.100.10/preseed.cfg DEBCONF_DEBUG=5
    boot || goto MENU
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Ubuntu.20_04D.auto.HTTPS
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04D/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/ubuntu/20.04D/initrd
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd ip=dhcp root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=1800000 ip=dhcp url=https://192.168.100.10/fog/autoinstall/ubuntu-20.04.2.0-desktop-amd64.iso.orig ro
    boot
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Debian.10.9_Live_via_ftp
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/initrd
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd boot=live components fetch=ftp://${fog-ip}/filesystem.squashfs
    boot || goto MENU
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.Debian.10.9_PRESEED
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/linux
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/initrd.gz
    imgargs linux initrd=initrd.gz boot=live url=ftp://${fog-ip}/debian-live-10.9.0-amd64-standard.iso auto=true url=ftp://${fog-ip}/debseed.cfg
    boot || goto MENU
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.debian.10.9.HTTPS
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/vmlinuz
    initrd tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/initrd
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd ip=dhcp root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=1800000 ip=dhcp url=https://192.168.100.10/fog/autoinstall/debian-live-10.9.0-amd64-standard.iso ro
    boot
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :os.debian.tftp
    kernel tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/linux auto=true url=tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/debseed.cfg interface=auto hostname=debian-10 domain=local initrd=initrd.gz vga=788 noprompt quiet
    imgfetch tftp://${fog-ip}/os/debian/initrd.gz
    boot || goto MENU
    param sysuuid ${uuid}
    :bootme
    chain -ar https://192.168.100.10/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params ||
    goto MENU
    autoboot
    
    
  • Moderator

    @fogman4 Well When I’ve seen the iPXE menu not right is when the FOG Admin creates a custom menu item that has a minus ( - ) in the title, and iPXE thinks its a command option.

    So if you just created a new advanced menu item that has a space minus text " -Xxxxxxx"sequence that is probably the problem.

    To debug this issue use a web browser and connect to http://<fog_server_ip>/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php?mac=00:00:00:00:00 That will print out the text of the fog iPXE menu. Post that here and I will try to see if I find the problem. Its a bit like hunting for a needle in a haystack. So if you know what you added last that would help narrow it down.

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