Image Problems



  • Good Morning All,

    I just set up a FOG server and was preparing to upload my first image. I followed the steps on FogWiki and the image uploaded fine (Image type I chose the multiple partitions, all disks), but when I deployed it to another machine (Same make, model, and specs) it gives me a bootup error saying Windows can’t be loaded due to a recent hardware change. I tried uploading another image (same pc as 1st but changed the image type to Single Partition) and I received the same error.

    My question is what is causing the deployment error? I have tried researching it, but haven’t had much luck.

    Also, is there a way to reset the image id (I am up to 4 already and already removed the first 3 faulty images), I would like to start back over to keep them all in order?

    Please let me know if you guys need any more info.

    Thanks,
    Brent



  • @panthersfan25, post: 32133, member: 24585 said:

    They are identical computers, set up exactly the same from top to bottom. I did notice that on the web management the [B]bandwidth meter[/B] on the receiving end is really bouncing around from around 11 to 0 back to 11 back to 0 and I checked the eth0 drops and it is showing 45405, that seems extremely high, could that be causing the issue maybe a corrupted image?

    I also noticed an issue with Bandwidth – mine doesn’t show any activity at all. I am running 1.2.0



  • Stolen from Tom’s post:

    Yes, but not real easily.
    The way to do it is described below: (root access on FOG Server, use terminal or console.)

    http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/compression.10000/#post-26638



  • I am only running FOG 0.32



  • @panthersfan25, post: 32167, member: 24585 said:

    I got it resolved, not sure exactly what I let the startup repair run and resolved the issue, now it boots fine. Thanks for your help.

    I have another quick question unrelated and I haven’t searched the forums for an answer but is there a tutorial or how to on compressing the image file size, I only allowed for 200GB and with 2 images I am at 54GB used…

    Go to FOG Configuration > FOG Settings > FOG Boot Settings > Move the slider for FOG_PIGZ_COMP

    The lower you move it the less compression. I would think you would want to set it to 9. This will effect your upload speed but as far as I understand download should remain the same.


  • Developer

    the images are already compressed. how much data do you have on those images? a standard windows 7 image takes up about 11GB of space for me, with compression set to 6 (for speed reasons, default is 9)


  • Senior Developer

    @panthersfan25, post: 32148, member: 24585 said:

    Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
    See the attached screenshot for the error.[ATTACH=full]1098[/ATTACH]
    That, by itself, is not a error. It just, usually, means the system was shutdown or had an issue, but normally just running normal will work perfectly fine.

    If the image isn’t working because it says it’s different hardware, then my guess is there’s different hardware. You say the specs are the same, but the image is telling you different. Are you sysprepping the image? Or just trying to image from an MPS/MPA style image?



  • I got it resolved, not sure exactly what I let the startup repair run and resolved the issue, now it boots fine. Thanks for your help.

    I have another quick question unrelated and I haven’t searched the forums for an answer but is there a tutorial or how to on compressing the image file size, I only allowed for 200GB and with 2 images I am at 54GB used…



  • I was having the same problem. It would get to the starting windows screen where the logo flies in. Then it would suddenly crash and give me the same screen you are seeing.

    I had to do a basic sysprep to get it to work. Mine were the same make and model but I was thinking there still might be slight hardware differences.


  • Developer

    and if you press f8 on startup, and disable automatic restart?



  • It just goes to the starting Windows screen for about 2 seconds and then restarts and brings me back to the same screen.


  • Developer

    does it boot if you tell it to start windows normally? and if it does not, what error does it give you?



  • Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
    See the attached screenshot for the error.photo.JPG


  • Developer

    what OS is the computer you’re imaging?
    what is the exact BSOD error?



  • They are identical computers, set up exactly the same from top to bottom. I did notice that on the web management the bandwidth meter on the receiving end is really bouncing around from around 11 to 0 back to 11 back to 0 and I checked the eth0 drops and it is showing 45405, that seems extremely high, could that be causing the issue maybe a corrupted image?


  • Developer

    is the SATA operation mode different between the two computers?
    do yourself a favor and do NOT edit the image id number. they matter quite a bit internally.


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