• r1258 and 1259 released.

    1258 adds fixparts to init.gz for testing with Windows 8 issues I saw earlier today. Add’s advanced options back to PXE Configuration part. Please bare in mind that you will have to use ipxe formatted code. (e.g. double quotes and \n at the end of the line.)

    1259 just reinforces that the new init.gz gets distributed.


  • [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]I was doing some more testing on snapins this AM and noticed a few things.

    I am still having an issue with group deploy of all snapins. It states Snapins Are already deployed to this host. If I deploy the snapin another way successfully then try it again it creates the task.[/quote]
    I think this is sort of expected. The checks on the snapin/task generation basically check if a job is already created with the particular task (or job) and will not “re-deploy” until those previous snapins complete. Why you’re able to generate successfully, and then create the task is a little odd. Do you mean they deploy and complete, or you just create the task, then go to group and create?
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I tried to do a quick deploy of snapins to a group and it didn’t create the snapin task. The single snapin didn’t have an option to select which one.[/quote]
    I can quick deploy the snapins to a group, but I don’t remember if I added the “checking” needed to send the snapins through this method. It’s not high priority as I finally got a Windows 8 system to play with. This is a relatively easy thing to “fix”/implement, just didn’t get to it yet.
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    A quick deploy of all snapins for a host worked fine, but the quick deploy of single snapin did all snapins.
    [/quote] See one above. I never implemented it, yet, on the task management page as I basically recreated the deploy scripts.
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I tried group single deploy and it had the drop down which successfully worked.[/quote] Expected!
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I cancelled single deploy and all deploy active task for both host and group deploy which also removed the snapin task. It wasn’t working before. Also was able to cancel a single snapin from a deploy all snapins with out issue.[/quote]
    Expected.

    Thank you!


  • [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]I was doing some more testing on snapins this AM and noticed a few things.

    I am still having an issue with group deploy of all snapins. It states Snapins Are already deployed to this host. If I deploy the snapin another way successfully then try it again it creates the task.[/quote]
    I think this is sort of expected. The checks on the snapin/task generation basically check if a job is already created with the particular task (or job) and will not “re-deploy” until those previous snapins complete. Why you’re able to generate successfully, and then create the task is a little odd. Do you mean they deploy and complete, or you just create the task, then go to group and create?
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I tried to do a quick deploy of snapins to a group and it didn’t create the snapin task. The single snapin didn’t have an option to select which one.[/quote]
    I can quick deploy the snapins to a group, but I don’t remember if I added the “checking” needed to send the snapins through this method. It’s not high priority as I finally got a Windows 8 system to play with. This is a relatively easy thing to “fix”/implement, just didn’t get to it yet.
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    A quick deploy of all snapins for a host worked fine, but the quick deploy of single snapin did all snapins.
    [/quote] See one above. I never implemented it, yet, on the task management page as I basically recreated the deploy scripts.
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I tried group single deploy and it had the drop down which successfully worked.[/quote] Expected!
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I cancelled single deploy and all deploy active task for both host and group deploy which also removed the snapin task. It wasn’t working before. Also was able to cancel a single snapin from a deploy all snapins with out issue.[/quote]
    Expected.

    Thank you!


  • [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]I was doing some more testing on snapins this AM and noticed a few things.

    I am still having an issue with group deploy of all snapins. It states Snapins Are already deployed to this host. If I deploy the snapin another way successfully then try it again it creates the task.[/quote]
    I think this is sort of expected. The checks on the snapin/task generation basically check if a job is already created with the particular task (or job) and will not “re-deploy” until those previous snapins complete. Why you’re able to generate successfully, and then create the task is a little odd. Do you mean they deploy and complete, or you just create the task, then go to group and create?
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I tried to do a quick deploy of snapins to a group and it didn’t create the snapin task. The single snapin didn’t have an option to select which one.[/quote]
    I can quick deploy the snapins to a group, but I don’t remember if I added the “checking” needed to send the snapins through this method. It’s not high priority as I finally got a Windows 8 system to play with. This is a relatively easy thing to “fix”/implement, just didn’t get to it yet.
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    A quick deploy of all snapins for a host worked fine, but the quick deploy of single snapin did all snapins.
    [/quote] See one above. I never implemented it, yet, on the task management page as I basically recreated the deploy scripts.
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I tried group single deploy and it had the drop down which successfully worked.[/quote] Expected!
    [quote=“wolfemi, post: 23540, member: 5740”]
    I cancelled single deploy and all deploy active task for both host and group deploy which also removed the snapin task. It wasn’t working before. Also was able to cancel a single snapin from a deploy all snapins with out issue.[/quote]
    Expected.

    Thank you!


  • Just so all are informed. I was able to get an EFI Windows 8 system to upload an image, which was to be expected. All that worked perfectly. I was also able to deploy the Windows 8, and later boot it back up, from EFI (after disabling Secure boot). Sounds like success right? Well, I was very excited and all initially. However, I have yet to replicate the results. I can only do the deploy once, but nothing after that. It appears (just in case anyone else wanted to give a go as my mind is currently fried.) that the 1st partition (300MB ntfs) overwrites the GPT data structures and damages it. It can’t find the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th partitions (on a base install MPS image).

    I think I can fix it but will have to wait until tomorrow. I suspect that Windows 8 is using a Hybrid-Protective MBR style GPT system that I need to actually, on upload, create an MBR backup as well as a GPT Backup. On deploy, write the GPT Backup, then the MBR. It’s just a theory, so no guarantees yet. Just wanted to give a status update.


  • Yessir!

  • Developer

    Just done a one off speed test deploying on r1257 against 1249.
    an 8gb W7 single partition image, went from 3 mins 43 to 3 mins exactly.
    On a sample of one, the NFS tweaks look to be worthwhile.


  • Sorry if I don’t get to Snapins at the moment. Currently bug tracking Windows 8 deployment to a machine. I believe I got it working. Now to just fix the UEFI crap!


  • I was doing some more testing on snapins this AM and noticed a few things.

    I am still having an issue with group deploy of all snapins. It states Snapins Are already deployed to this host. If I deploy the snapin another way successfully then try it again it creates the task.

    I tried to do a quick deploy of snapins to a group and it didn’t create the snapin task. The single snapin didn’t have an option to select which one.

    A quick deploy of all snapins for a host worked fine, but the quick deploy of single snapin did all snapins.

    I tried group single deploy and it had the drop down which successfully worked.

    I cancelled single deploy and all deploy active task for both host and group deploy which also removed the snapin task. It wasn’t working before. Also was able to cancel a single snapin from a deploy all snapins with out issue.

  • Moderator

    all sorted

  • Moderator

    This post is deleted!

  • You have to change the kernel, memtest, and bzimage in the fog settings to only point to memtest, init.gz, memtest, not fog/memtest/memtest, fog/images/init.gz, fog/kernel/bzImage


  • Change the fog settings

    It can’t find service/ipxe/fog/kernel/bzImage


  • AHHH NO

  • Moderator

    I will uninstall fog and I will reinstall

  • Moderator

    client screen says, during host reg: Fatal: INT18: BOOT FAILURE

    and deploy says unable to find fog/kernel/bzimage


  • Can you provide error logs by chance?

    I just tested registration and deployment and all works well on my end.

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    Tom, have updated to 1257 and now I am unable to deploy or register new hosts


  • r1257 released.

    Fixes the TaskManagementPage scheduled tasks stuff. Can delete scheduled tasks now, and they display more appropriate.


  • r1256 released.

    Fixes an issue in the TaskManagementPage.class.php where The taskType wasn’t returning properly.

    Fixes the Wakeup icon to show up properly. Still needs edit’s though.

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