HP Stream 11 Pro
Has anyone tested FOG on one of these machines yet?
We are on SVN 2944
Using a USB Ethernet Adapter
I can get it to boot using undionly.kkpxe, but it locks up no matter the kernel we use.
It boots past init.xz…ok and locks up.
Have tried the has_usb_nic=1 as well
Got it working?? I just found this (again) where someone had if working already months ago: http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/fog-pxe-boot-with-usb-to-ethernet-adapter.10352/page-3#post-40799
Check out this post: http://www.johnwillis.com/2014/03/pxe-booting-using-usb-to-ethernet-dongle.html
John Willis has been working hard to make USB adapters work with iPXE at all. It’s all still pretty new and I guess there is no garantee other then bying an adapter and trying it out. We are in the process of documenting which ones work and which don’t. But we only just started… http://fogproject.org/wiki/index.php/WorkingDevices#USB_Ethernet_Adapters
There is a thing called ECM (Ethernet Control Model) which is one of several different protocols used by those adapters (see here for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_over_USB). iPXE supports ECM and http://www.realtek.com.tw/press/newsViewOne.aspx?NewsID=302&Langid=1&PNid=0&PFid=1&Level=1
But as you can see in the wiki we still don’t seem to have someone who’s got the RTL8153 up and running…
It boils down to buy-and-try or wait till someone else has done it!
I will try this first thing in the morning. A couple of questions: Is there a USB to Ethernet that you would recommend for this HP Stream 11 pro?
This USB to Ethernet was recommended by HP. I will contact them again to see if they have another USB to ethernet that may work better. Can you tell me what specifications are required for iPXE to work 100%.
This should now be in the SVN 3149 I believe.
If you don’t see the range slider right away perform a SHIFT+F5 or hard refresh and it should appear.
If you want to try it out straight way just edit /var/www/fog/lib/fog/BootMenu.class.php and change all the places where you see ‘loglevel=4’ and make it ‘loglevel=7’…
Ok. Awesome. Thank you very much.
Sorry, didn’t think you’d read this that fast…
Tom is working on other issues right now and it might take an hour or two till he’s got time to add this to the code. Probably will be 3149 then.
Revision 3148, correct?
Great to see that you guys have been busy working on this! I read through all of it and through a lot of things on the net too. It boilds down to: iPXE does not have a native driver for ASIX AX88772B. We could start porting the linux kernel source to make it part of the iPXE source (can’t see that I have enough time to do this) or we need to stick to UNDI (common NIC interface to not have to have a native driver for each and every piece of hardware). Unfortunately it seems like this NIC chip is kind of buggy and doesn’t work with iPXE’s undionly.kpxe straight away. Others have tried that before:
So we end up with having to use undionly.kkpxe for now. AFAIK there is no way around this at the moment. First step done!
Now iPXE loads the kernel and init.xz. This hangs on your hardware. Might be a NIC issue but I doubt it. Tom just added a new option to increase debugging output level in the web interface. So please update to current SVN, crank up the loglevel to ‘7’ and try again. The next screenshot will hopefully tell us what’s wrong then!
Message: “No bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key”
Can you try using the ipxe.pxe file?
If I use undionly.kkpxe it locks up here: "/bzImage… Ok — /init.xz… OK"
If I use undionly.kpxe it locks up here: “iPXE initialising devices…”
[S]Yes.[/S] I tried both.
Are you using undionly.kpxe or undionly.kkpxe?
Updated to 3141 and checked the FOG kernel debug but still getting the same message: “/bzImage… Ok — /init.xz… OK”
Okay, update one more time.
I’ve added an ability to the FOG System to enable kernel debug.
Can you update, then update the schema.
Once updated (gui and all) go to FOG Configuration->FOG Settings->FOG Boot Options and click the checkbox on FOG_KERNEL_DEBUG.
Then see if you can capture a video or snapshot of the screen please?
When did you update?
Please try re-running the updater as if it was last night, I know sourceforge was having problems. Based on what I can tell, you could confirm this by running:
ls -lhart /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/
I just need to see the file sizes.
I get this after I select: “Quick Registration and Inventory” from the FOG menu. I checked /var/log/apache2 but there are no errors about this…