Could not image my first machine

  • Hi All,

    I am new to FOG. I setup my FOG server on an Ubuntu 12.04 VM (using 0.32 version) and was trying to image my first machine (a Windows 7 machine VM).

    I ran the FOG Prep as administrator on the Windows 7 VM. I then rebooted the Windows 7 VM. The imaging job started but died with this error:

    *Preparing to send image file to server.
    *Mounting File System…mount: RPC: Remote system error -
    Network is unreachable.
    mount: mounting on /images failed: Bad file descriptor

    A few things to note:

    1. I changed the numbers in the IP Address to x’s.
    2. I can reach my FOG server from both the address listed in the error above as well through a different IP Address. The other IP Address, I purposely put in as the IP Address for the FOG server. I did this by logging into the FOG GUI and going to “Other Information” -> “FOG Settings”.
      I put that other IP Address in the following fields:
      a) FOG_WOL_HOST
      b) FOG_TFTP_HOST
      d) FOG_WEB_HOST

    I also have that other IP Address listed for both “next-server” and “domain name servers” in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf on the FOG VM.
    3) I can log into my FOG server by putting both the original IP Address (which is the IP Address noted in the error above) and the new IP Address (which is is the IP Address I changed the FOG Server to in the GUI and in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf.

    #3 above tells me that the old address is still listed in one or more config files. Does anyone know exactly which config files I need to change in order to completely change the IP Address of the FOG Server? Until I can do that, it appears I won’t be able to use FOG to image any machines.


  • Hi All,

    I ended up blowing away the VM that had FOG on it. I then installed a new VM and re-installed FOG Server. I haven’t done the imaging yet with FOG but I don’t expect to have this same problem as I specified the correct IP Address during the initial installation.

  • Hi CVernon,

    Thanks for replying. I just checked that file and it only has the new / correct IP Address in it and does not have the old IP Address in it.

    Do you know any other config files for FOG that could contain the old IP Address?

    Thanks again.

  • You might, first, check the ip address in the default file in the /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg directory