Dell Vostro 5470
I was trying to use fog 0.32 with kernel 2.6.39 (default) on Dell Vostro 5470, but it was hanging in this error: “nvidiafb: unable to setup MTRR”
After some tests, I got it works fine with kernel 220.127.116.11 PS
Anyone could update HW List on Wiki?
No, I’m using FOG 1.1.2, but i did upgrade from 0.32.
I’m sorry, I forget you’re using FOG 0.32?
It didn’t worked with the default kernel.
I guess this will be specific with Dell Vostro 5470. (the kernel part)
To be honest I don’t think you even needed to change your kernel
Good to know. Thanks guys. I’ll put some information here, so I think you can lock this thread.
Situation: Dell Vostro 5470 was unable to send image to FOG server after full wipe and Windows 7 reinstalled.
- Fog Version: 1.1.2
- Image Settings:
- Windows 7
- Multiple Partitions Image - Single Disk (Not resizable)
- Kernel: default from install
- Access server using PUTTY.
su - cd /var/www/html/fog/service/ipxe/ wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/freeghost/Kernels/Kernel-3.14.2.TomElliott/Kernel.TomElliott.18.104.22.168 mv Kernel.TomElliott.22.214.171.124 dell5470
- Access FOG Server via WEB
- Edit HOST (alredy registered)
- Change HOST KERNEL to dell5470
- Still in hosts, go to BASIC TASK, Advanced, DEBUG
- Start the network boot on this host
In debug mode:
fixparts /dev/sda y w y
- Insert new UPLOAD task on the host (make sure to remove the DEBUG task).
- Reboot, upload image
You can make a backup of the bzImage and make the new kernel default
cp bzImage bzImageBKP cp dell5470 bzImage
yeah, that doesn’t wipe everything.
I used the partition manager from Windows Install Disk. Wiped everything. The disk was clear. Then created 1 partition to Windows (and he automatically created that 100mb partition). Thats all.
i would guess that whatever method you used to re-partition didn’t wipe the boot sector, where the GPT/MBR information is stored
Yes!! It worked!!
Thanks TOM and JAYMES! I owe you guys a BBQ whenever you guys come to Brazil!
Just to know, that was being caused by that GPT partition? And why? I don’t want to do the same mistake.
I dont remember anything related to GTP partition during the instalation or any step of the process.
Run these commands:
fixparts /dev/sda w
Follow thru with the rest of the code, cancel the debug code and regenerate your upload task. Reboot the client and it should upload properly.
gdisk -l /dev/sda
Found valid MBR and GPT. Witch do you want to use?
2 partitions, one with 100mb, other with 465.7 Gb, both MICROSOFT BASIC DATA.
Using GPT and creating fresh protective MBR
Disk /dev/sda: 976773168 sectors, 465.8 gb
Logical sector size 512 bytes
what is the output of:
gdisk -l /dev/sda
Boot with DEBUG mode:
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 206848 976771071 488282112 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Just tried with latest kernel:
Preparing backup location - DONE
Looking for hard disks - DONE
Using hard disk /dev/sda
udevd: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sda2, 10) failed: No such file or directory
udevd: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sda1, 10) failed: No such file or directory
1st of all, thanks for the ridiculous fast reply. really appreciated.
2nd: I’ve already formated all partitions and installed a brand new Windows. it only has 2 partitions (that 100mb crap that windows generates, and the other partition wich windows is installed.).
i was able to do a FOG Image when the disk had Windows 8.1 installed.
My problem is with this windows 7. I did everything from scratch 5 times now.
With 126.96.36.199 PS Kernel, i got a Kernel Panic when booting.
And with other Kernels, it just doesnt work (sometimes appears kernel panic, sometimes “no chip?”
The guide I posted doesn’t care what version of FOG you are using.
Oh, I’m using the last version of FOG (1.1.2)
I’m trying everything that i’ve found on the web, but i cant make the Dell Vostro 5470 work with FOG when instaled with Windows 7.
With the default kernel, goes to the “usind disk /dev/sda1” and then stop. when you hit “enter”, it says “unable to find partition” and reboots.
Already tried a few different types of Image on fog server and i’ve tried those kernels (both of this topic). unlucky so far.
any more tips?