Sysprep with out OOBE
My first post so please excuse me and feel free to redirect as needed. I have looked on the forums and internet for an answer but it just never seems to answer my question.
I have a windows box all set up the way I need it to deploy. The image will be going on identical hardware so that is not an issue. I know I have to run sysprep and fog prep. What is a problem is that I do not want to run an OOBE as I do not need OOBE. I just want to install the image as is then go in and enter my MS win 7 license and activate. I do not need it to automate the entire process. Can I do this?
I’ll walk you through upgrading, if you haven’t torn out the installation yet…
Ok. I was going to uninstall the whole thing but I tried the first entry in this link for uninstalling fog [url]http://jbob.io/wiki/index.php/Uninstall_FOG[/url] . At this point it lets me inventory a machine and I am going to try another upload.
I did check tftp access and it is just fine.
It says 3377. I re downloaded and installed but no luck. If anything once I get the fog boot screen and make a selection, either quick registration or set a task to upload it just goes to a blank screen next.
When you run the check out command what version did it say it found?
Actually it says 2922. But i have followed the upgrade as suggested. Could i have done it wrong.
if it shows 1.2.0 you aren’t running the SVN version then if it was SVN your cloud logo would have a 4 digit number most likely 3374.
Tried both suggestions with no luck. Fog is running just fine shows 1.2.0 but it still sticks at the /init.xz… ok
[SIZE=4][B][FONT=sans-serif][COLOR=#000000]Download the package[/COLOR][/FONT][/B][/SIZE]
svn checkout [URL=‘https://svn.code.sf.net/p/freeghost/code/trunk’][COLOR=#3366bb]https://svn.code.sf.net/p/freeghost/code/trunk[/COLOR][/URL]
This one if running Ubuntu
sudo svn checkout [url]https://svn.code.sf.net/p/freeghost/code/trunk[/url]
Thanks I will try this. Wayne to which update are you referring? I used the link to the instructions that Joseph gave to update the server.
I think you have an issue on the server side try this part of the wiki or maybe simply a reboot of the server.
systemctl status xinetd.service
systemctl enable xinetd.service
systemctl restart xinetd.service
or more likley what Wayne posted
Others had issues with this recently, the new update fixed it.
Well I just tried to upload an image to the server and it gets to /init.xz… ok and just sits there and does nothing. So far it’s been 15 minutes. I tried updating the kernels with a recent one and one from a few weeks ago but the older one causes a kernel panic. Suggestions Joseph?
You don’t “Have to” do anything special to pull an image with FOG. (edit in the new svn versions.)
Sys-Prep is to make an image that is compatible with many different models of computers… and for including drivers for those models, and running post-imaging tasks.
Without it, you will need to maintain an image for each model, like I do. I feel it’s simpler, and I’ve got the storage space for it.
Ok I just installed the update. So if I understand it correctly I should not have to do sysprep correct? What about Fogprep?
I don’t use sys-prep or fog-prep. And I’ve had zero problems. I maintain an image for each model in my building.
Two years ago, I ran into an issue with many machines having the same GUID, and this made my KMS server not work so well. Turns out, it needs like 5 unique requests (for MS Office) before it starts activating anything. I found a program on the net that generates fake requests. After I ran that, everything was fine.
I’m a fan there can be teething issues but a lot of improvements.