Usb boot stick problem



  • Hi All,

    I have found it very frustrating to get the usb fog boot stick up and going. The instructions are very difficult for a linux novice such as myself to follow. I thought I would try to contribute to the fog community by writing a newby guide to do this. However, I can’t get the thing to work. Would someone with more technical expertise be willing to help me sort out the last steps and and complete this guide?
    I’ve posted the guide down below and stopped it at the step where I am confused
    Any assistance would be welcome. :)

    regards,

    Ian

    [B]Guide: Fog Bootable Usb Stick[/B]
    Notes: While trying to get this to work I came across posts that scandisk usbs could sometimes cause problems with syslinus
    This guide is written for a windows xp computer
    The current version at the time of writing is 4.04

    1.  Download syslinux for here:
      

    [url]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/[/url]
    Look for: syslinux-4.04.zip

    1.  Click on it and save the file to the default location. This should be your downloads directory.
      
    2.  Click on:  start = > all programs  => accessories => windows explorer
      
    3.  By default it should open in the My Documents directory. Look for a folder called Downloads within this directory and double click on it
      
    4.  In the right hand pane you should now see:  syslinux-4.04.zip
      
    5.  Right click on it and choose: extract all
      
    6.  Click next => next
      

    Preparing the usb

    1.  Plug in your usb
      
    2.  Click on start => My computer
      
    3.  Look for the use. Right click and choose format
      
    4.  Click the “quick format” option and then “start” then “ok” then “ok”
      
    5.  Remember or write down the assigned drive letter for the usb drive. Mine is e:
      

    Running sysprep

    1.  Click on: start => run
      
    2.  Type: cmd
      
    3.  Type: dir
      
    4.  Type: cd my documents
      
    5.  Type cd
      
    6.  Look for the: “syslinux-4.04” folder
      
    7.  If it is there type: cd syslinux-4.04
      
    8.  Type cd win32
      
    9.  Type: syslinux -ma <drive> (in my case I would type syslinux -ma e: )
      

    Copying Fog files
    Note: At the time of writing the fog version is: “fog_0.32”
    Find the unzipped fog folder you used to install you fog server and copy it to your windows desktop.

    1.  Double click on the:  “fog_0.32”
      
    2.  Double click on the:  “packages”
      
    3.  Double click on the:  “tftp”
      
    4.  Double click on the:  “tftpboot”
      
    5.  Right click and copy the fog
      
    6.  Copy the fog folder to your usb drive
      

    #####################################################################
    This is the stage where I have problems. When I look in the tftpboot folder it is empty but the tftp has the files the guide here is talking about:
    [url]http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Bootable_Media[/url]

    Do I have to get the files off a directory in my fog server rather than taking them from the install folder I downloaded?



  • Old thread - however thought I would answer in case else stumbles across this query like I did.

    Yes, you need to copy the files from the tftpboot folder on the Fog server. Connect using something like WinSCP


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