Need some help, running into a few issues.



  • I have a fog server setup with the latest version 1.2.0
    I have everything configured and we imaged about 200 machines all the same model.
    Now we have another model HP Pro 3000. It has a realtek GBE nic in the pc.
    It gets stuck on the initializing ipxe error.

    Someone suggested using a clonezilla boot cd to boot to pxe.
    I tried that but cannot register the host (quick or full), you start to see a couple of entries like it is loading but it hangs after the 2nd command.

    So then I thought I would try a usb network card, but I can’t boot off of that nic.
    The option of installing another nic in the computer isn’t really feasible if you are imaging 50-70pcs, and having to install a nic each time to image the pc would really slow down the process.

    I tried setting up a usb drive to boot but when going through the instructions files that it need no longer appear in the correct directories. I have no idea how to get the configuration file on there it needs. Maybe the instructions need updated for the newer version of FOG.

    I am a linux noob so please explain it like I am 5. :P

    If anyone has any thoughts on how I can get a boot cd, usb, or fix the fog server so I can get the realtek nic working I would greatly appreciate the help/



  • Sorry, I have been trying to find out. How would I access the log to copy the info? Is this done over ftp, or in the terminal.


  • Developer

    [quote=“Ryan C, post: 36931, member: 26092”]Im not sure how to view or post apache logs. As for the system, I left it there for a good hour or more. It just hangs there with the cursor flashing. ;)[/quote]

    copy the information out of your log file and type [ code ] (without the spaces) paste your log file here then type [/ code ] (without the spaces) this is the easiest way to include your log file information. Alternatively, there is an “Upload a file button” right next to the “post reply button”.



  • Im not sure how to view or post apache logs. As for the system, I left it there for a good hour or more. It just hangs there with the cursor flashing. ;)


  • Senior Developer

    can you provide system error logs by chance? Particularly the apache error logs when you see the flashing cursor in the upper left hand part of the screen?

    Does the system actually do anything, or does it ever get to a point where it may do something? Basically, How long did you have it sitting with the cursor in the upper left of the screen? Or did you get impatient after 20 seconds of this and decide it wasn’t working?



  • bump?



  • [quote=“Tom Elliott, post: 36656, member: 7271”]You could also try the provided or downloaded undionly.kkpxe.

    The provided File would be:
    [code]sudo mv /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe.MAIN
    sudo cp /tftpboot/undionly.kkpxe /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe[/code]

    As you want it described in 5 year old understandable terms:

    The code above simply mv’s the original undionly.kpxe file to a new name so you still have it should you need it. That file is being renamed from undionly.kpxe to undionly.kpxe.MAIN. The sudo simply ensures that the files are transferred over as the Root user on the system.

    The second command simply copies the undionly.kkpxe as your undionly.kpxe file so you don’t have to change anything from the DHCP side.[/quote]

    I followed these instructions and ran the commands in the terminal. I made sure that the undionly.kpxe.MAIN was now in the folder.

    When I tried to boot my machine, it looked promising, I did the f12 network boot, I got to the FOG start screen and selected the quick registration and hit enter. after that all I get is a flashing text cursor on a black screen in the upper left hand corner. Thats it.
    Nothing shows up in the hosts on the fog server.



  • [quote=“Junkhacker, post: 36630, member: 21583”]try replacing the undionly.kpxe file in the /tftpboot directory on the server with one from here
    [url]http://sourceforge.net/p/freeghost/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/packages/tftp/[/url][/quote]

    I downloaded the file and put it on a flash drive. Plugged it into the kubuntu server and tried to overwrite the file that was already in the tftpboot folder with the new undionly.kpxe but it wouldn’t copy over it. Im guess I have to do this from the terminal to give it rights, but not sure what the commands are.


  • Senior Developer

    You could also try the provided or downloaded undionly.kkpxe.

    The provided File would be:
    [code]sudo mv /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe.MAIN
    sudo cp /tftpboot/undionly.kkpxe /tftpboot/undionly.kpxe[/code]

    As you want it described in 5 year old understandable terms:

    The code above simply mv’s the original undionly.kpxe file to a new name so you still have it should you need it. That file is being renamed from undionly.kpxe to undionly.kpxe.MAIN. The sudo simply ensures that the files are transferred over as the Root user on the system.

    The second command simply copies the undionly.kkpxe as your undionly.kpxe file so you don’t have to change anything from the DHCP side.


  • Developer

    try replacing the undionly.kpxe file in the /tftpboot directory on the server with one from here
    [url]http://sourceforge.net/p/freeghost/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/packages/tftp/[/url]


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