0.33b - download link + how and where to install

  • Having read through all the 2014 comments under “Latest FOG 0.33b”
    it appears that 0.33b is reasonably functional as of revision 1400.
    So I would like to use it for a deployment of 40 Win 8.1 machines.

    I have found the following download link which I hope is correct:
    When unzipped this gives me a folder “Freeghost-code-1398-trunk” which contains 8 folders and 3 files.

    Here are the dumb questions:

    Is this the “source code” or is this the “binaries” produced when the source code has been compiled?
    Do I need to compile this or do I just double click installfog.sh under BIN, as superuser?
    If I only need to run installfog.sh, where should I place all these folders before running installfog.sh?
    Do I then delete these folders afterwards or do they become an integral part of the installation?

  • Developer

    I can attest to that, I have two UPS’s at home running my machines/network and my power bill has not increased since putting them in.

  • Developer

    UPS systems are very efficient. 99.9% of the time all they’re doing is monitoring power and keeping the batteries topped off, so they don’t take much power. they shouldn’t affect your energy bill, really. the best thing about them is that you can have your systems go into a proper shutdown sequence when the power goes out, instead of just dying. they’re also great for stabilizing your power if you live in an area subject to brownouts or quick drops in power caused by high wind or everyone turning on their AC at the same time.

  • A UPS costing around $200 to $300 would do the trick. The battery will last around 5-6 years. Then you just buy a new battery.


  • Yes I did, but by home electric bills are enough as is. The stuff I use to perform my updates aren’t anything I’d consider mission critical. And it was really just that day that was bad. Wind was blowing really hard, and snow was coming down pretty quick. I obviously made it through that. With that said, I generally try to push my changes pretty quick anyway, so even if my systems died due to power failure or hardware issues, I’d be perfectly fine. I have the technical know how to recover from nearly any situation as it stands anyway.

    I like the suggestion though, and if I should come across an UPS in the near future, I’ll probably implement the use of it. I don’t know how it will perform against a rack-mount server box and my desktop, plus routers and internet.

  • Thanks Tom for the quick, full and clear response. Now I can start the install immediately.

    By the way did you see my message to you suggesting the use of a UPS?

  • @Alistair,

    It is reasonably stable, though I don’t know how well for Windows 8/8.1.

    That said, you are more than welcome to play with it as the more testers we have, the better a product we can create.

    The download link that you have is correct, and should give you the base installer for FOG.

    As FOG is open source, what you’re mostly seeing is the source of FOG yes, but even during installation, there’s really no “Binaries” created as you asked. Yes, you just doubleclick, or from terminal cd to bin and run:[code]./installfog.sh[/code] as the superuser.

    It installs all the needed packages automatically for you. Then copies the needed folders to there respective places. You are then free to delete the extracted folder you used to install fog.