Bzimage & bg.png Slow On Network Boot



  • I installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 Server, FOG 1.1.2, and Webmin today. Once I got it all up and going, I tried to network boot. Well, network boot works, but it takes like 5 minutes to get to the FOG screen. I’ve checked and made sure option 066 is my FOG server address, and that option 067 is undionly.kpxe on my Windows DHCP server. I also went and set permissions on tftpboot to 777 and haven’t seen any change.

    When I try:

    tftp -v xx.xx.xx.xx -c get undionly.kpxe
    

    I get:

    Transfer timed out.
    

    The whole reason I reinstalled was because of this issue, I thought maybe something had just gone wrong with my config and turned FOG into a snail, but apparently this has something to do with the latest FOG changes, or something on my network.

    Any ideas are welcome.



  • And you can see those files from earlier that got stuck in /tmp



  • > cd /tmp
    > tftp -v localhost -c get undionly.kpxe
    Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1), port 69
    getting from localhost:undionly.kpxe to undionly.kpxe [netascii]
    Received 104394 bytes in 0.1 seconds [14481598 bit/s]
    > tftp -v 127.0.0.1 -c get undionly.kpxe
    Connected to 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1), port 69
    getting from 127.0.0.1:undionly.kpxe to undionly.kpxe [netascii]
    Received 104394 bytes in 0.1 seconds [14726714 bit/s]
    > tftp -v 10.120.88.146 -c get undionly.kpxe
    Connected to 10.120.88.146 (10.120.88.146), port 69
    getting from 10.120.88.146:undionly.kpxe to undionly.kpxe [netascii]
    Received 104394 bytes in 0.1 seconds [14572509 bit/s]
    > ls
    bzImage
    bzImage-TomE
    udpcast-20120424
    udpcast.tar.gz
    undionly.kpxe
    

    tftp is working, as far as I can tell. Would it help if I ran the install file again?



  • I got the problem fixed that made the fog boot menu take forever to load by setting permissions to the tftpboot folder to 777 and the owner is fog and the restarting the xinetd service.

    Now when I try to upload/deploy an image, bzimage will not go past 0%.



  • I may have narrowed this down. This issue happens on our Equus Nobilis machines, a very obscure manufacturer, but we have over 2,000 of them. I tested network boot on my office machine, which is an HP Z200 workstation, and network booting was much faster. We didn’t have this issue on FOG 0.32 with our Nobilis machines, the issue came up when I upgraded to 1.1.2. From what I’ve seen, this is a kernel issue and the required drivers for the machines are missing from the kernel, right? Where could I get a kernel that works with these machines? (If I’m even on the right track)


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