• I bought new computers and the image deployment fail. The message at the end of the deployment right before it finishes, “An error has been detected” “could not resize /dev/sdas2” “please run e2fsck -f /dev/sda2 first” “Args Passed: /dev/sda2 1”. Any idea why I have this issue?

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    @zfeng well if you are still getting the error in your initial post and you have the latest version of FOG and the FOS Linux kernel then lets do what the error messages tells you because it appears your disk structure seems inconsistent.

    Schedule a new capture task, but before you hit the schedule task button, tick the debug checkbox. Now pxe boot the target computer. After a few screens of text you need to clear with the enter key. Now you will be dropped to the linux command prompt. Now run that command e2fsck -f /dev/sda2 that is roughly the same as chkdsk is to Windows. Report the results here. According to the error there is something wrong with partition 2 on that disk.

  • @george1421 when you have a moment, can you look at my previous comment? thanks

  • @george1421 the dev ranch seems not solving the image deployment issue.

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    @zfeng The easiest way to upgrade is if you installed fog using the git method. If yes then do the following.

    Change into the directory where the fogproject folder is. Depending on the instructions you followed it may be in /root or /opt. You will need to be root to run the following commands.

    Lets assume the fogproject folder is in the /root directory.

    cd /root/fogproject
    git pull
    git checkout dev-branch
    git pull
    cd bin

    The fog installer will use all of the previous answers you provided when fog was installed so it will just upgrade FOG. Once the update is done confirm that FOG is at version or later.

    Then I strongly recommend you do the following to bring your fog environment up to get the latest hardware support.

    1. Upgrade the FOS Linux kernel to the 5.15.x version by using the Web UI -> FOG Configuration -> Kernel update. Download both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of 5.15.x latest version.
    2. Upgrade iPXE to the latest release: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/15826/updating-compiling-the-latest-version-of-ipxe

    That will put your fog install in the best position to see new (contemporary) hardware.

    Now when FOG 1.5.10 is released you will need to revert your fogproject folder back to the master branch. You simply do the same as before but select the master branch.

    cd /root/fogproject
    git pull
    git checkout master
    git pull
    cd bin

  • @george1421 when you say the dev branch, I believe you mean in this link.

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    @zfeng said in Image Deployment Failure:

    must follow what Microsoft changes, right

    Yes Microsoft is the driving force in the computer industry. Where they move the vendors will follow if they want to sell computers.

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    @zfeng said in Image Deployment Failure:

    That means I cannot revert the version of fog like 1.5.6 or earlier to resolve the issue?

    Correct, its a change that microsoft did to the file system. Only the newer version addresses this change.

    For the next release, do you have a timeline for this?

    Right now we were hoping before the summer break but it might not happen because the active developers have other projects in the works and then on holiday over the summer. So fall 2022 is probably realistic. Switching to the dev branch is the recommended solution.

  • @george1421 Also, it seems to me that due to the change from Microsoft, the manufactures of computers, motherboard or disk, must follow what Microsoft changes, right?

  • @george1421 That means I cannot revert the version of fog like 1.5.6 or earlier to resolve the issue? Seems that is the case. For the next release, do you have a timeline for this?

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    @zfeng Ok, I can tell you there is a bug in 1.5.9 (well not really a bug but M$ changed the disk structure with (Windows 10 20H2) after FOG 1.5.9 was released). This has been fixed in the dev branch of FOG in version and later. Microsoft marked the recovery partition unmovable and its at the end of the disk, so FOG 1.5.9 can’t expand the drive because that partition is marked unmovable.

    So you have two possible fixes.

    1. Go back to your golden image and remove the recovery partition at the end of the disk and recapture with FOG 1.5.9.
    2. Upgrade to the dev branch of FOG and then recapture your golden image. The dev branch is stable and the current release will probably become FOG 1.5.10 when its released.

  • @george1421 Thanks for you quick response.

    FOG Project: v1.5.9
    Ubuntu OS Kernel: v5.4
    Target OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    Successfully deployed to other computers: yes

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    @zfeng Um its powered on is why you have the problem??

    You need to be a bit more specific on your details.
    What version of FOG?
    What version of the FOS Linux kernel are you using?
    What specific OS are you deploying?
    Has this image been successfully deployed to a different computer?

    I’m not going to grantee this will solve your problem, but I can tell you the conditions are similar to others that had the same problem appearance.