Transfer Images from 0.32 to fresh 1.2.0 - 1.2.0 can't see images

  • Hey there,

    i found a post labelled ‘[SIZE=3]Upgrade from .32 to 1.2.0 Problems’ that listed some of the issues we’re having, but didn’t clearly tell where to find/set the parameters of the issue.[/SIZE]

    Basically we have a 0.32 server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and have just built a brand new[SIZE=3] Ubuntu 12.04 Server with 1.2.0 installed. We transferred the Images from the 0.32 to the 1.2.0, but when we go to ‘Show Images’ on the 1.2.0, it doesn’t ‘see’ the images[/SIZE]

    The other post mentioned[SIZE=3], “I[/SIZE]mage from 0.32 are not supported on 1.x unless you activate support in the FOG option and then set image type as partimage.”, but it never answered where these settings are, so if anyone can jump in and give a play-by-play on the where/how to do this, it would be MUCHO appreciated.

    Thanks tons in advance


  • @Wayne-Workman That’s what my problem was. I changed my su password. I didn’t realize that affected the FTP credentials. Once I changed the other locations to match, everything worked perfectly. Thank You!

  • @cassie_280 have you gone through the credentials section of the below article, “Troubleshoot FTP” ?

  • @Wayne-Workman I do have two FOG servers, but the old one is shut down, so I’m positive that’s not the one I’m using. I’m using FOG version 1.2.0

  • @cassie_280 What version of FOG are you using? What is the number in the cloud, top left?

    Is it possible that there are two fog servers in your environment, and you’re just using the wrong/old one?

  • @Wayne-Workman It’s weird. I realized that I can do a full host registration and image from the machines and it works fine. It only fails when I try to deploy the image from the server.

  • Moderator

    FWIW: On my centos system the permissions are 755 and owned by fog.fog for all files and folders in /images

  • @cassie_280 FOG 1.2.0 is notorious for FTP Credentials issues… I’d suspect that it’s either a credentials problem, or the path is not exactly how it should be. the pathnames are case sensitive. Also you need to ensure the right permissions exist on time image you moved in. Look at this:

    and make sure the image you moved has 777 permissions recursively like this: chmod -R 777 /images


    I’m having issues using images that I transferred from my previous 0.32 server, to my 1.2 server. So far I have copied the image to the /images folder, and created the"image profile" in the FOG GUI and named it exactly like the file I transferred. I went into the settings and turned on the FLAG_IN_GUI option and set that image to partimage. I’m still receiving this error when I try to deploy this image to a host.

    I also created a new image directly from the server and uploaded an image to it, and strangely i’m not seeing the file that should have been added to the /images folder with that images name.

    I’m running FOG on Ubuntu 14. I’m not sure if this is a permissions error for the /images folder?

  • Haven’t updated in a while, but after digging on the web a bit more these past few weeks, found a note that it may be due to the old image ID’s still being in play somewhere, so you need to reset them. We’re rebuilding the current server from scratch and going to see what the DB shows when we transfer the ‘Test’ image across. Will update again.

  • Still trying to see if we’ve missed something, so going through the settings - again

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  • Just a quick FYI update - we set the VM to PXE boot, create the task in Fog to deploy to the ‘seen’ VM, it boots up, goes through the initial Fog cmd screen, then at the end - reboots - and it’s at THIS point it reboots into the Fog GUI with the ‘Quick Image’ listed as a choice, so from what we know, the imaging should have happened during the initial boot and NOT reboot (if we have this right), so that kind of suggests that it’s not seeing the image on the initial boot up.

    BTW - we made the drive 5GB’s bigger than the actual system (a laptop) that this ‘test’ image was created for, and we set it as IDE, so don’t know if any of that info matters

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  • P.S. Just for FYI - the parameter we changed was for the image. The old Fog had it set to MPI - All Disks (Not resizable), and we had set it on the new Fog to MPI - Single Disk (NR), so now when it gets to ‘Checking Hard Disk’, we get ‘Done’ instead of that error

  • We just created a blank VM (no OS - no nothing), ran the registration (it registered), assigned the ‘Test’ image to it as a task (succeeded), rebooted the system and got the Fog GUI with the ‘Quick Image’ option, which we chose, it asked for the password (we used the default), then…nothing happens…the GUI screen just sits there and we can move up and down the list, choose ‘Quick Image’ again, asks for password - again, put in password - again, then …nothing - again.

    We did get some sort of ‘can’t have partition outside the disk’ at one point, but then we changed a parameter that we saw in the old Fog settings to the new, and that error hasn’t returned, so we figured that one out.

    Still no go on the imaging though

  • Developer

    the vm that you’re trying to quick image, does it have an image assigned to it? does it have any partitions on the drive?

  • Okay,

    This update is from building n EXACT duplicate of the current Ubuntu FOG server (same OS - 12.04.2, same Fog version - 0.32), as well as creating a blank ‘dummy’ system with no OS on it (BTW - we’re doing all this in VMWare Workstation 😎 with the ‘Test’ image transferred over to it in the ‘Images’ folder (ad ran the permissions commands from Tom above), so…

    Right out of the gate we were able to register the ‘dummy’ VM (shows up in the Hosts), and we were able to create a task, however, now when we get to the Fog GUI on the ‘dummy’ and choose the ‘Quick Image’ option, it prompts for the password (which is the default ‘password’) and…nothing happens.

    Not sure what the issue is here, but again, any help would be appreciated

  • Sorry for the late reply.

    Just got back to the office today, so just ran those commands. Testing now to see what we get, so will report back when done

  • Have you verified that the permissions are proper so things can actually see your images?

    [code]sudo touch /images/.mntcheck
    sudo touch /images/dev/.mntcheck
    sudo chown -R root:root /images
    sudo chmod -R 777 /images[/code]