Fog 1.1.1 VM and PXE



  • Hello,

    I am currently testing fog 1.1.1 using a virtual environment with virtual box. I have fog setup on Ubuntu 12.04 fresh install and with Windows server 2012 R2 for DHCP and NFS.
    Everything is being handled withing a virtual network within virtual box.
    First thing I noticed was that if the system Chipset is set to ICH9 the test machine will initialize IPXE however when it gets to the part after
    "IPXE 1.0.0+ (7fe0) – Open Source Network Boot Firmware – http://ipxe.org"
    The machine will hang on the Configuring step and then reboot and will become stuck in this reboot cycle.

    After changing the chipset to PIIX3 I was able to get into the fog PXE menu and image the machine however after imaging the machine the machine goes back into the reboot cycle.

    Would anyone be able to help with what the issue may be as why the machine goes into this reboot cycle and never reaches the fog pxe menu?

    Thank you


  • Senior Developer

    In that case you could try ipxe.kpxe



  • Hello Tom,

    Thank you that worked like a charm it even allowed the ICH9 to work correctly. Will using the ipxe.pxe file work for physical machines or do i need to set that back to the undionly.kpxe file when I move to a more physical environment?

    Thank you


  • Senior Developer

    Use the ipxe.pxe file for your virtualbox files.

    Trust me, it will work.


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