Integrating Hirens Boot 15.2 into fog 1.2.0



  • I need some help integrating hirens boot into fog 1.2.0


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    @Tom-Elliott Right, got them mixed up, my bad. :)

    As to answer his question then, you need to add it in the advanced menu in 1.2 using iPXE formatting.


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    @Quazz 1.2.0 pxelinux.cfg did not exist, but I brought it back in trunk in the case of a requirement per chainloading or issues working with ipxe files.


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    @hugothebas Are you on 1.2 or on trunk? Trunk doesn’t have pxelinux.cfg anymore since it switched to iPXE rather than PXE because of the added functionality.



  • I know this is an old thread, I’ve read it entirely, and I’ve read the wiki too (this page)but I can’t find the files mentioned here. In my installation I don’t have the folder: /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/ in where should be the “default” file, which I assume is where the default menu is. I need help finding the files that i have to edit to be able to include other isos to the boot menu.

    Sorry for the bad english.
    Thank you.

    Hugo Thebas



  • A note that clonezilla works using the method.


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    @aaoyagi Just made major changes to this WiKi article and one other in order to ingegrate this and others into one single article.

    https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php/Include_any_ISO_in_the_FOG_Bootmenu

    Please, any future instructions or tutorials about adding an ISO via FOG should be added to the above WiKi article. Thanks for giving an awesome little tutorial @aaoyagi



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    @aaoyagi said:

    Just got this working for me. In case anybody wants the steps:

    First in your /etc/exports add this line:
    /var/www/fog/iso/15.04_64 *(ro,sync,no_wdelay,insecure_locks,no_root_squash,insecure)

    Then restart your nfs server. If you’re running Ubuntu it’s sudo service nfs-kernel-server restart

    Next, extract the Ubuntu iso to a direcotry named 15.04_64 in your /var/www/fog/iso directory.

    In your Advanced menu use this:
    :MENU
    menu
    item --gap – ---------------- iPXE boot menu ----------------
    item ubuntu15.04_64 Boot Ubuntu 15.04
    item return return to previous menu
    :ubuntu15.04_64
    set path /fog/iso/15.04_64
    set nfs_path /var/www/fog/ISO/15.04_64
    kernel http://${fog-ip}${path}/casper/vmlinuz.efi || read void
    initrd http://${fog-ip}${path}/casper/initrd.lz || read void
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:${nfs_path} ip=dhcp splash quiet – || read void
    boot || read void
    goto start

    Hopefully it works for you too. You don’t have to set the variables. I just did it that way in case I ever have to change where the iso directory lives.

    Added to wiki



  • @aaoyagi Thank you so much you don’t know how long ive been trying to figure this out. If I could id shake your hand, but for now the best I can do is IS be amazed at how awesome what you figured out is. Again thank you.



  • Thanks aaoyagi, when I realised nfs mount was needed it was easy.
    Do you happen to have a working menu for parted magic? I’ve tried both ways with the iso mounted and exported and just path to the iso
    Throws an error both times.

    UPDATE: looked over it one more time and tried what Tom suggested- removed raw and iso
    chain memdisk ||

    Working fine, thank you kindly



  • Just got this working for me. In case anybody wants the steps:

    First in your /etc/exports add this line:
    /var/www/fog/iso/15.04_64 *(ro,sync,no_wdelay,insecure_locks,no_root_squash,insecure)

    Then restart your nfs server. If you’re running Ubuntu it’s sudo service nfs-kernel-server restart

    Next, extract the Ubuntu iso to a direcotry named 15.04_64 in your /var/www/fog/iso directory.

    In your Advanced menu use this:
    :MENU
    menu
    item --gap – ---------------- iPXE boot menu ----------------
    item ubuntu15.04_64 Boot Ubuntu 15.04
    item return return to previous menu
    :ubuntu15.04_64
    set path /fog/iso/15.04_64
    set nfs_path /var/www/fog/ISO/15.04_64
    kernel http://${fog-ip}${path}/casper/vmlinuz.efi || read void
    initrd http://${fog-ip}${path}/casper/initrd.lz || read void
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:${nfs_path} ip=dhcp splash quiet – || read void
    boot || read void
    goto start

    Hopefully it works for you too. You don’t have to set the variables. I just did it that way in case I ever have to change where the iso directory lives.



  • I understand that, just don’t get what I’m doing wrong when following the steps in this thread
    EDIT:
    Okay all good now, no mention of having to export the path to the mount to NFS. I am new to this, didn’t know


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    @Pikmin ISO9660 is read-only, you can mount it only on RO.



  • This is what it looks like after vmlinuz.efi and initrd.lz get loaded
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  • I have mounted the iso from the server through a terminal, can’t give it 777 as it’s read only

    root@fog:/var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso# mount -t iso9660 ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ubuntu -o loop,uid=33,gid=33
    mount: warning: ubuntu seems to be mounted read-only.
    root@fog:/var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso# ls -l
    total 1467942
    dr-xr-xr-x 1 www-data www-data       2048 Apr 22 22:30 ubuntu
    -rw-r--r-- 1 fog      www-data 1150844928 Jun 24 08:12 ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso
    

    The above didn’t work, as in didn’t get as far, the owner needs to be fog.
    I think the part I need to work out how to change is the nfs mount that points to /cdrom in the error message i posted below


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    @Wayne-Workman

    Oh… where did you do the mount part? in the menu? I don’t think that’s where it goes normally… maybe it’s possible, but probably not…

    You’d mount it permanently on your FOG server. Then, the host would access those files via Apache exactly the same way it would access the FOG kernel and init and such.


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    @Pikmin Permission denied… is probably permissions related or firewall related maybe.

    I’d give the ISO 777 perms, then if it’s possible (idk because they are read only??) give the files that you mount 777 perms. This would only be temporary and for troubleshooting, of course. You can tighten the screws down later.

    Something like this:

    chmod -R 777 /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso
    chown -R apache:apache /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso
    

    Also, because you’re mounting to the same directory that the ISO is in, it’s really confusing and I don’t know if that’s the problem or not… just confusing… It’s up to you but if it were me, I’d separate the two… The ISO itself doesn’t need to be in the web directory, just the mount point needs to be there.



  • Thanks Wayne,
    I had to change the vmlinuz to vmlinuz.efi
    It loads it and initrd.lz and gets to this part

    Begin: Trying netboot from 10.0.0.1:/var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso/ubuntu ... Begin: Trying nfsmount
    -o nolock -o ro 10.0.0.1:/var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso/ubuntu /cdrom ... mount call failed - server
    replied: Permission denied
    ...
    

    I thought it was maybe because when the iso gets mounted root is the owner and group owner, tried to mount as fog (1001) no luck

    mount -t iso9660 ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ubuntu -o loop,uid=1001,gid=1001 ro
    

    Just to clarify I am mounting the iso to /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso/ubuntu, ubuntu15 iso is in /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/iso folder


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