PXE Boot Loop Problem



  • I have a very similar problem to the one described in the following link, but I didn’t want to hijack a thread that might have had a different problem.

    [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/boot-loop-issue.10859[/url]

    I installed FOG 1.1.1 just after installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit. The install went smoothly enough and I can access the GUI well enough. One thing to note is that the network I have FOG installed on is isolated from the internet and other networks.
    I also have two clients I am trying to get this working for:
    Windows XP 32 bit
    Windows 7 64 bit

    The problem I am having occurs, on both clients, when I am trying to upload an image to the server. The clients both connect when PXE booting and get an IP from FOG. Then after it outputs
    "Congfiguring (net0 [MAC])…"
    for ~15 seconds it will reboot the machine and attempt to PXE boot again.

    It looks almost identical to the [URL=‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4SaO4gY-sZo’]video[/URL] posted in the post mentioned above. The only difference is I’m not sure whether mine also displays an error before rebooting. If it does it happens too fast for me to even register a flash of text.

    Here’s what I’ve tried so far:
    [LIST]
    []sudo service tftpd-hpa restart
    [
    ]tftp [server_ip] get undionly.kpxe
    []mysql -u root fog; select * FROM hosts WHERE hostID=‘0’;
    [LIST]
    [
    ]Empty set (0.00 sec)
    [/LIST]
    [/LIST]
    EDIT - Will post installation details if needed.



  • hanging on HP with Realtek card. I have copied the latest undionly.kpxe files into the tftpboot directory but still no joy with this card. Is there any fix for this?



  • Since you are trying to inventory, I’m going to guess that you’ve already gotten to the FOG menu? If that is the case are you trying to do a quick registration and inventory or a full registration and inventory? Also, if you have gotten to the FOG menu then I don’t think we are having the same problem as what’s stated in the thread title. It’ll probably be better to create another thread with more detailed information such as: OS, versions, what you’ve tried, and what the problem is that you are experiencing.

    You might not have seen it since I edited my older post in this thread instead of creating another post, but I also had a problem where one of my clients was hanging at the end of the registration while attempting to send the inventory. I eventually turned off the machine and restarted using ‘Quick Host Registration and Inventory’ which succeeded for me.



  • I had to increase the PXE menu time out. now when i try to inventory a Lenovo it hangs on a blinking [FONT=Arial][COLOR=#333333]cursor.[/COLOR][/FONT]



  • just upgraded to 1.1.1 and now it hangs on a blinking [FONT=Arial][COLOR=#333333]cursor… Please help![/COLOR][/FONT]



  • I suggest you start a new thread with detailed information about what you are seeing and how everything is set up. It seems like you are having different/more problems than I encountered. Also, be sure to try Robbie’s suggestion earlier in this thread and include the results in your post. I hope you get everything working!



  • I tried it too (undionly.kkpxe) and it works, I can see fog menu with HP 430 G1 and Dell 780.
    I just have and error when uploading image on dell 780 (partimage error at the begining)



  • I just solved this problem by changing /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe.

    I had FOG 0.33 working on this same machine previously and I noticed that dhcpd.conf was using undionly.kpxe in 1.1.1 as opposed to pxelinux.0 in version 0.33. So I started trying different files located in /tftpboot (i.e. ipxe.kpxe, undionly.kkpxe, …).

    I first tried to do so using the technique described in [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/realtek-8111-8168-undionly-kpxe-hangs-on-initialising-devices.10453/page-3#post-30923’]this post[/URL]. The symlink wasn’t working for me for some reason, even with the correct ownership (fog.root) so I ended up changing FOG_BOOT_EXIT_TYPE to EXIT in the Fog System Settings through the web GUI and doing the following:

    [CODE]mv /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe.bak
    cp /tftpboot/<file> /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe
    chown fog.root /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe[/CODE]

    After using the undionly.kkpxe I was able to reach the FOG boot screen. I’m currently uploading images to FOG for both the XP and Win7 clients, fingers crossed.

    I also think it’s possible to achieve the same by editing /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf and changing ‘filename “undionly.kpxe”;’ to whichever file you want to try. This might require some services to be restarted.

    ==============
    UPDATE

    I was able to successfully upload and deploy an image on the Windows XP client. I used Full Host Registration and Inventory from the FOG menu prior to uploading an image.
    When I tried to Perform Full Host Registration and Inventory on the Windows 7 client, it executed to the point where it said “Attempting to send Inventory…” then output new lines about every 3 seconds. I let that run for a long time ~1hr, then I powered off the machine and started again. Then I selected Quick Host Registration and Inventory which successfully ran and [S]I’m currently uploading an image to the server now[/S] it successfully imaged.



  • I’m having the exact same problem, Anyone have a fix?
    I’ve booting Gateways, Lenovos, I get the file (undionly.kpxe), then Congfiguring (net0 [MAC])… reboot into Windows.



  • [quote=“phm2000, post: 30903, member: 24664”]Hi

    I have same problem.
    My dell optiplex 780 (I update bios to last version) work with pxe and fog 0.32, but I update with fog 1.1.1 and ipxe fail like you (error on line Congfiguring (net0 [MAC])
    Same problem with HP 430 G1

    An old dell latitude d630 works with ipxe

    Is it a kernel problem or just ipxe ?

    Thanks for help

    Ubuntu 10.04[/quote]

    Bit weird as the D630 works, I know that the 780 works fine with the latest Kernel as I have a lot of 780’s still in production. Usually if I have a problem with specific machines not booting I try a different Kernel with success, is definitely worth trying as it only take a few seconds to change.

    Give the Kernel change a go, hope this helps :)

    Robbie



  • Hi

    I have same problem.
    My dell optiplex 780 (I update bios to last version) work with pxe and fog 0.32, but I update with fog 1.1.1 and ipxe fail like you (error on line Congfiguring (net0 [MAC])
    Same problem with HP 430 G1

    An old dell latitude d630 works with ipxe

    Is it a kernel problem or just ipxe ?

    Thanks for help

    Ubuntu 10.04



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