Unable to access Fog server management settings



  • We had a FOG server setup in our office that was working great until this week when it crashed. I now the have task of building a new server. Unfortunately, the person who built the original server is no longer with the company and he did not leave any documentation behind. I’ve tried to reach out to him for assistance, but he is not really inclined to help. I have no background with Linux, and have minimal understanding of networking. I’ve been working based on the really well written tutorial provided by Liam Sullivan, but have hit a wall.

    [U]Current Setup:[/U]
    I’m trying to duplicate the setup we already had in place. The FOG server (it is a physical server) was not on our network. The FOG server and the computer used to manage it were attached to a switch. I did find documentation on the following server configuration information located in the /etc/network/interfaces file:
    #loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    #Primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.1.10.13
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 10.1.10.1
    broadcast 10.1.10.255

    [U]Issue:[/U]

    After much trial and error, I got Ubuntu and the FOG software installed and upgraded. I’m at the step where I’m supposed to use the laptop to change the FOG settings. That’s where I’m stuck. On the former laptop I could type [url]http://10.1.10.13/fog/management[/url] and access it without any issues from the Chrome browser. With the new setup I cannot. I receive the “This webpage is no available” error message. I even tried it while it was still on our network. Is there some piece of software that has to be on the laptop? Is there something on the server not installed / running properly After 2 days of looking through these forums and Google, I’m uncertain how to proceed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.



  • [quote=“Junkhacker, post: 43718, member: 21583”]my point regarding the fact that i use a non-GUI version was simply to say that it shouldn’t be an issue.
    Chris Wells may have found something that might be relevant [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/not-a-problem-just-a-solution-i-found.12575/[/url][/quote]

    I followed these steps and it resolved my problem. I was able to get the FOG software successfully installed, and am now able to connect to FOG manager. Thanks to all for your assistance.


  • Moderator

    Digital Dog,

    I’d like to point out that you don’t need to follow the previous guy’s documentation to a “T”. The FOG WiKi has lots of well written tutorials for installing FOG on many major flavors of Linux. Although I use Fedora myself, the most easy best is probably Ubuntu.

    If you currently don’t have a working FOG box, there’s not a lot to loose… Have you recovered the old images? Keep the old documentation, just in case there’s any custom & wild configurations that are necessary in your environment.

    That’s just my suggestion… Only because you’ve stumped people with this problem… Wipe and start new, don’t spend unnecessary time trying to fix some crazy problem that nobody has seen before.

    And of course, we’re here to help you when you need it.



  • [quote=“Junkhacker, post: 43718, member: 21583”]my point regarding the fact that i use a non-GUI version was simply to say that it shouldn’t be an issue.
    Chris Wells may have found something that might be relevant [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/not-a-problem-just-a-solution-i-found.12575/[/url][/quote]

    I will try this out when I get back to the office tomorrow.


  • Testers

    quick tip from another command line noob I use ssh to connect to my server from a windows box via putty anything I highlight with my mouse is in my paste buffer then I just copy it into my post directly or to a txt file also if you copy a command string from a windows post you can right click and past it directly to your command line.



  • Could any of this be hardware related?


  • Developer

    my point regarding the fact that i use a non-GUI version was simply to say that it shouldn’t be an issue.
    Chris Wells may have found something that might be relevant [url]http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/not-a-problem-just-a-solution-i-found.12575/[/url]


  • Senior Developer

    GUI Aside,

    The issue you’re reporting where php5-gd is not being able to be installed is strange to me.



  • I don’t have to use the non-GUI version. I chose it because that’s what the prior server had on it. You think it would be helpful to try the GUI version?


  • Developer

    [quote=“Wayne Workman, post: 43713, member: 28155”]He did say he was using the non-GUI version… that is different. Think that might have something to do with it?[/quote]

    i never use the GUI version for servers



  • Well, if it was going to happen to anyone it would be me.


  • Moderator

    [quote=“Tom Elliott, post: 43711, member: 7271”]@Digital Dog,

    Yes that’s what he was implying I think. Make sure the OS is updated/upgraded to the latest stuff available. It’s just odd that your’s is the first I’ve heard of not being able to install php5-gd.[/quote]

    He did say he was using the non-GUI version… that is different. Think that might have something to do with it?


  • Senior Developer

    @Digital Dog,

    Yes that’s what he was implying I think. Make sure the OS is updated/upgraded to the latest stuff available. It’s just odd that your’s is the first I’ve heard of not being able to install php5-gd.



  • Wayne,
    I ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade earlier. Is that the same as what you are proposing?


  • Moderator

    This post is deleted!


  • Tom,
    I’m pretty sure I ran it with sudo since its in Liam’s how to. However, I just ran it again with sudo ./installfog.sh and still no fog folder. I still see the installation of package php5-gd failed then the script ends. Not sure if that is significant or not.


  • Senior Developer

    ahhhhhh

    So you don’t have a /var/www/fog folder because it doesn’t exist. It never made it that far.

    Maybe you ran the ./installfog.sh as a non-root user:

    Maybe retry running installer with:

    [code]sudo ./installfog.sh[/code]



  • I just checked the fog install log. The only error message I found was under the section called Confirming package installation. Installation of package php5-gd failed.


  • Moderator

    Or take a picture with a phone… and upload the picture… way simpler. :-)


  • Moderator

    [CODE]cat /var/log/apache2/error.log > sometextfile.txt[/CODE]


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