Fog, Legacy boot, and UEFI, Oh my!
Let me preface this: I don’t know if what I want is possible. That’s why I brought it here.
Soon, we will be getting new computers. With that means superhappyfuntimes, Not the least of which is UEFI. I can set the computers to use Legacy boot and everything with no problem, but UEFI is much faster. Can I have these three things together:
- FOG Imaging and management (PXE as first boot option)
- UEFI clients
- Legacy clients
Or do I need to suck it up, take the extra 20 seconds of boot time, and try to work with that?
I don’t know.
There’s lots of documentation on the internet on how to do it, but I’ve never tried any of the steps.
Maybe start there? Specifically: dhcp user class ipxe?
Alright, I’m going to bump this to try again.
I need FOG to feed the .efi file to UEFI clients and the .kkpxe file to regular clients. How do I set this up?
I’m on FOG 2072. (That was probably important)
Anyway, UEFI clients don’t seem to boot PXE with the efi PXE client, which would be helpful. I really like the remote wake/task start and I use it quite often. It’d be nice if I could use it.
EDIT: I’ve upgraded to FOG 2637. My UEFI test machine just hangs at “>>Start PXE over IPv4”
so, before imaging, you set network boot to legacy mode.
Disable secure boot.
Perform image task (upload/download)
On reboot, re-enable secure boot, make disk first to boot.
Presto, you should work.
A little extra work, but it should work.
You can have it all and then some, though one requirement for UEFI booting, before/after imaging, enable/disable secure boot.