• Hello everyone,

    I have a couple Lenovo Ideapad 5 Windows Laptops that are getting hung up.

    I am able to boot to PXE, see the FOG Menu, select an option, but after BZImage shows OK, the cursor freezes where init.xz should be

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    I have tried using multiple USB to Ethernet adapters (both USB A and USB C)

    Lenovo Hardware:
    i5 - 1135G7 CPU
    Updated BIOS
    UEFI Boot
    Secure Boot Off

    Tried multiple Kernel Versions with no difference

    FOG Version 1.5.9

    CentOS Linux up to date

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • Moderator

    @blueberry By default the iPXE binaries go into /tftpboot/ in your FOG server.


  • @sebastian-roth

    We attempted to use different iPXE binaries

    Including:

    snponly.efi
    intel.kkpxe
    intel.kpxe
    intel.pxe
    realtek.kpxe

    With varying results. None would proceed further than what I showed above, some would completely fail the boot.

    Forgive me, but can you provide further instructions on where I should be downloadeding the iPXE binaries to?

    Thanks again for the assistance!

  • Moderator

    @blueberry From what you describe this looks like a network driver issue within iPXE. It’s able to communicate with your FOG server and load the menu but as soon as larger files like the kernel or init are being transferd the connection stalls or machine even freezes.

    I suggest you try different iPXE binaries. First switch to snponly.efi and see if it works, second download our latest iPXE binaries from github (so called dev-branch). If that still doesn’t work we’ll see.

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