Unsolved After Image deployed it will only boot into the image from the Fog Server PXE boot -> Boot to hard drive menu item
We have been using FOG Server successfully for a while. We had made some changes to the system so that some newer libraries were installed and updated others. When this new image is deployed some systems will work just fine. However, many of the systems will not be able to boot from the Hard Drive. I found that if I setup PXE boot again it will boot to the hard drive through the Fog Client menu “Boot from hard drive”.
Any ideas of why this would be happening or what I can look into would be appreciated.
We used to use CloneZilla to create the images. I was able to take a client that was unable to boot properly after the FOG Server image was deployed and re-image the client with an older image using CloneZilla Live USB. I then used the FOG Server to Deploy the image again to the client and now it works.
Does this mean that the FOG image was made incorrectly?
So … do you mean when you use the firmware’s boot menu and choose the deployed OS bootloader … it won’t boot?
I’m guessing you’re probably confused because of you had to set the PXE as first boot option … so every time the PC boots … It will fetch FOG through PXE. You can of course set again as first boot option your OS … but that would mean FOG wouldn’t boot first … so when you create a task to take an image … this won’t be done till you boot FOG from PXE manually or set again PXE as first boot option.
In the end … that’s how FOG works
I capture an image to the fog server and that works. I have several images on the server that we use. When we go to deploy an image we enable PXE boot save changes and go back into the BIOS. Using the Quick boot menu select the PXE boot on the NIC that is connected to the FOG server.
From here the PXE boots fine and I am able to select Quick deployment login using the username / password. Select any of the captured images. It will go through the whole deployment process with no errors posted. When it boots we normally go back into the BIOS and disable PXE boot. Save changes and restart. It will then post Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.
If I use clonezilla and restore an older image to the PC and then use FOG Server using the same steps to deploy it will then boot into the OS correctly.