Issue deploying a windows 7 image.



  • Hello and thank you for reading.

    I work IT in an office of 70 users, and use FOG to for imaging the office machines.

    With one laptop, an HP Elitebook 2530p that I am trying to deploy a windows 7 image too (overwriting the current XP image) it goes through what appears to be a normal boot process, then gets to the blue screen where you would expect to see the image deploy status, but then it just says “changing hostname” then “success” then it reboots without actually deploying the image.

    In Active tasks in FOG it shows the task as completed and over with, it is driving me nuts!

    Here is a link to pictures I took of the stages of the process, hopefully somebody can identify what the mistake is from these.

    [url]http://imgur.com/a/fBZCT[/url]

    Thank you so much for reading!



  • [quote=“FogUserXYZ, post: 11519, member: 3752”]Hello and thank you for reading.

    I work IT in an office of 70 users, and use FOG to for imaging the office machines.

    With one laptop, an HP Elitebook 2530p that I am trying to deploy a windows 7 image too (overwriting the current XP image) it goes through what appears to be a normal boot process, then gets to the blue screen where you would expect to see the image deploy status, but then it just says “changing hostname” then “success” then it reboots without actually deploying the image.

    In Active tasks in FOG it shows the task as completed and over with, it is driving me nuts!

    Here is a link to pictures I took of the stages of the process, hopefully somebody can identify what the mistake is from these.

    [url]http://imgur.com/a/fBZCT[/url]

    Thank you so much for reading![/quote]

    I have experienced this before. Changing the FOG kernel to another version with support for the laptop in question solved my problem.

    How to change your FOG kernel: [url]http://sysadministration.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/changing-the-kernel-fog-clients-use-for-pxe-boot/[/url]
    List of FOG kernels and supported devices: [url]http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=WorkingDevices[/url]


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    Check the HDD mode in the bios. If it’s only happening on one laptop, or one model of laptop, it may be related to that. I don’t know how old that model of laptop is, so I can’t tell for sure. FOG usually works best with mode set to IDE for older laptops, but I have successfully deployed to laptops in AHCI mode, never tried for RAID mode.


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