New to FOG - Deploy image over Wifi



  • Hello all! I’m looking into finally replacing the old, old, old Ghost imaging solution that we’ve been using for some time now and have decided to give FOG a test run.

    My question is (and please forgive me if this has been covered before), but is it possible to image/deploy from/to a WiFi-only device? For example, we are starting to look at laptop/tablet hybrids that do not have NIC’s and are Wifi only. I’d rather not have to run out and purchase USB to Ethernet adapters if I can help it.

    Thanks!!


  • Senior Developer

    gunzip -d -c d1p1.img > d1p1.img.clz
    gunzip -d -c d1p2.img > d1p2.img.clz



  • Tom what commands would you need to use to unzip the image to be useable with clonezilla?


  • Senior Developer

    Best part, is now that 1.x.x uses partclone, the images from clonezilla and fog can be interchanged as needed. Though with clonezilla you may need to pass the images to gunzip first.



  • [quote=“JP1, post: 33856, member: 25219”]Got ya!

    Dumb question then…can a USB hard drive be utilized instead? In other words: boot a reference machine from a usb/cd, then dump an image to a usb drive. Then to deploy, you would just boot from usb/cd and then pull the image off that hard drive? Or is this something that FOG just doesn’t handle?

    Thanks!![/quote]

    Clonezilla works perfectly for this. I use clonezilla for my remote locations where FOG would be too slow due to our bandwidth.


  • Developer

    that is not something fog is designed to do.



  • [quote=“Tom Elliott, post: 33855, member: 7271”]Technically, it is possible but it’s not likely to be something I’m going to push for.[/quote]

    Got ya!

    Dumb question then…can a USB hard drive be utilized instead? In other words: boot a reference machine from a usb/cd, then dump an image to a usb drive. Then to deploy, you would just boot from usb/cd and then pull the image off that hard drive? Or is this something that FOG just doesn’t handle?

    Thanks!!


  • Senior Developer

    Technically, it is possible but it’s not likely to be something I’m going to push for.


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