Dell Vostro 5470

  • Hi,

    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 PS

    Anyone could update HW List on Wiki?

  • Hello!

    No, I’m using FOG 1.1.2, but i did upgrade from 0.32.

  • Senior Developer

    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)

  • Senior Developer

    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.

    Current config:

    • Fog Version: 1.1.2
    • Image Settings:
      • Windows 7
      • Multiple Partitions Image - Single Disk (Not resizable)
    • Kernel: default from install

    Common messages:

    • Access server using PUTTY.
    su -
    cd /var/www/html/fog/service/ipxe/
    mv Kernel.TomElliott. 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
    • 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

  • Developer

    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.

  • Developer

    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.

  • Senior Developer

    Run these commands:

    fixparts /dev/sda

    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?

    Using MBR:
    2 partitions, one with 100mb, other with 465.7 Gb, both MICROSOFT BASIC DATA.

    Using GPT
    Using GPT and creating fresh protective MBR
    Disk /dev/sda: 976773168 sectors, 465.8 gb
    Logical sector size 512 bytes

    Nothing listed.

  • Senior Developer

    what is the output of:

    gdisk -l /dev/sda

  • Boot with DEBUG mode:

    fdisk -l

    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[1986]: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sda2, 10) failed: No such file or directory
    udevd[1985]: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sda1, 10) failed: No such file or directory

  • Hello Jaymes!

    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 PS Kernel, i got a Kernel Panic when booting.
    And with other Kernels, it just doesnt work (sometimes appears kernel panic, sometimes “no chip?”

  • Developer

    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)

  • Developer

  • Hello everyone!

    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?

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