Physical boot disk for imaging



  • Is it possible to burn a CD or DVD that would connect me to the fog server for imaging? I would just use the PXE boot and image like that, but in my current environment I cannot. We have a terminal server that uses PXE for our thin clients, and last time we had two different PXE servers on the same network we ran into a ton if issues with it. I have poured over the forms looking for the answer, but I can’t find what I’m looking for. If there is a tutorial or a thread i missed, please point me in that direction. I am fairly new to Linux in general and this is my first time using FOG for imaging. Thanks in advance!

    [B]Dane Treseder[/B]
    Ubuntu 14.04 Server
    FOG v1.2.0


  • Moderator

    Hi,

    It’s working, thanks !

    Regards,
    Ch3i.


  • Developer

    My bug on [url]https://rom-o-matic.eu/[/url] has been fixed, so you should be able to build your own iso, just edit the ipxeask_33.txt (the name is not important)
    change
    #set fog-server 192.168.3.11
    echo enter the ip address of the fog server
    read fog-server

    to

    set fog-server 192.168.3.11
    #echo enter the ip address of the fog server
    #read fog-server

    Changing the address above to that of your fog server.

    Paste contents of the file into the "paste yours script box.


  • Moderator

    Hi,

    I’ll try the iso asap.
    Thx for the bug report on GitHub.

    Regards,
    Ch3i.


  • Developer

    Most odd.

    They used to be under
    Customize image configuration options:
    There were a load of tick boxes, they seem to have changed the website to take them away, which seems to be an error, or so I think
    All I can think is try again later.
    My guess is that the options is populated by a javascript which they have omitted to include.
    I’ve raised an issue on the website
    [url]https://github.com/xbgmsharp/ipxe-buildweb/issues/19[/url]

    You can try the iso in the zip file it should fine.
    It attempts to get a dhcp address, if not you enter ip, mask and gateway.
    It then asks for the IP address of the fog server, it is this bit you can omit by building your own.

    We used rufus ( [url]https://rufus.akeo.ie/[/url] ) to burn the iso to a usb stick, which is less wasteful that using a cd.


  • Moderator

    Hi,

    On the ROM-o-matic website, I can’t set “Build configuration options”, or don’t understand where to put them…

    Regards,
    Ch3i.


  • Moderator

    Hi,

    I’ll test.

    Regards,
    Ch3i.


  • Developer

    Yes, I’ve done this.
    Try the attached.
    I did this in March 2014, but it should still work.
    There are instructions in there as to how to build it.

    [url="/_imported_xf_attachments/1/1585_ipxe_ask33.zip?:"]ipxe_ask33.zip[/url]


  • Moderator

    [quote=“ch3i, post: 40313, member: 2513”]I’ll try this : [URL=‘http://boot.ipxe.org/ipxe.iso’]ipxe.iso[/URL] and the quick start here [url]http://ipxe.org/[/url][/quote]

    It’s OK, but I dont know if it’s possible to automatically connect on the boot.php url.


  • Developer

    [SIZE=13px][FONT=arial][COLOR=#262626]this should be kind of simple in theory. prompt user for ip address and give them a choice for the kpxe file they want and boot to network with this information. basically remove the dchp out of the equation.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]


  • Moderator

    I’ll try this : [URL=‘http://boot.ipxe.org/ipxe.iso’]ipxe.iso[/URL] and the quick start here [url]http://ipxe.org/[/url]


  • Moderator

    Hi,

    I’m interesting too.

    Regards,
    Ch3i.


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