Quick Image just kicks back to the main FOG menu. Any ideas?

  • When we try and quick image a registered host, the system just kicks us directly back to the main menu with no apparent error message or anything. This is after we enter the username and password, not before. We updated a few weeks back to the 2203 mid distro version while trying to fix another issue.

    I have also commented out the --picture line in the bootmenu file, but this did not help. Any ideas where to look to fix this?

  • No firewall is running on the machines.

  • Developer

    Is it a possibility that your firewall on your windows machine is blocking communication?

    If so here is PART of my secret batch file. Pop this into a batch file and reboot. Then let us know what happens.
    [CODE] ::Allow Fog Client Thru Firewall
    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=“Fog Client” dir=in action=allow program=“C:\Program Files\FOG\FOGService.exe”
    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=“Fog Service” dir=in action=allow program=“C:\Program Files\FOG\FOGServiceConfig.exe”
    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=“Fog Tray” dir=in action=allow program=“C:\Program Files\FOG\FOGTray.exe”[/CODE]

  • Sorry for taking so long to get back to replying to this forum thread. We have just reuploaded the affected images from scratch and this worked like it should now, but the only thing is that the hostname changer and domain join parts are not happening.

    The AD services are checked for this host as well as the hostname changer services. The fog.log on the client system 😄 drive shows that it has trouble connecting to the server, although it is connecting to the correct IP address and we can ping the server IP fine from the client. Not quite sure what’s going on here.

  • Are you noticing any error messages? Maybe the file to download is missing form the location it’s currently expecting?

    The bzImage and init.xz or bzImage32 and init_32.xz files should be located in /var/www/{html/,}fog/service/ipxe/

    If the files are not there, or the web-root your fog server is expecting is not set correctly, you would see these types of issues as the Menu can’t find the location to download the files it needs to do the job.

  • Developer

    does a task get scheduled in fog after choosing quick image?
    does it work properly if you schedule a task from the webgui?
    have you checked the credentials of the user that you entered at the quick image menu?

  • Yes, it has an image set. Some just reboot when selecting quick image.

  • Developer

    is an image set for that host?