Upload task fails



  • Dear All,

    I’ve trying out Fog.

    I tried an upload task from a waiting XP box. The PC stayed off and the task stayed queued. Forcing the task made no difference. I then booted the PC into Windows and started the same upload task from the Fog server but the task stayed queued. I forced it again and after about 15 minutes, the PC shut down and stayed like it.

    I then turned the XP box back on and it appeared to start the upload task but failed saying that /images/dev didn’t exist; I had made the mistake of not trying Fog with the defaults and had already moved /images to a separate hard disk. I knew I’d got the right disk as the Fog home page showed the right amount of available space and /images existed, so I created /dev under /images and set the permissions so that anyone had read and write access (both to /images and /images/dev). I tried the task again and it reported that mounting was complete but the mount had failed and asked me to re-boot.

    Any ideas what is wrong?

    It’s version 0.32 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Paul.



  • I’ll have to experiment a bit more. I’ve had the machine start up several times remotely or started up + memtest but it won’t automatically start as part of an imaging task.



  • @chad-bisd, post: 12991, member: 18 said:

    You’ll have to figure out the Wake-On-LAN issues. You have to have a compute capable of doing it. Not all are. Check the bios for enabling wake-on-lan. Even then, wake-on-lan only works if you do a soft shutdown of the computer. If you hold the power button down or unplug the power, most systems will not wake.

    That is correct. WOL only seems to work if the computers were shutdown via windows shutdown process.


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    You’ll have to figure out the Wake-On-LAN issues. You have to have a compute capable of doing it. Not all are. Check the bios for enabling wake-on-lan. Even then, wake-on-lan only works if you do a soft shutdown of the computer. If you hold the power button down or unplug the power, most systems will not wake.



  • Ok, so I found the answer to this while searching for something else so I thought I’d post it just in case. Somehow /images/dev didn’t have a .mntcheck file. Having sorted that out, I made images without any problems although there’s still the issue with starting the PC remotely and the task status still shows up as queued even when it has finished. That’s not exactly a problem though…

    Ta,

    Paul.


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