pxe doesn't boot to menu



  • Hi,

    I’ve installed fog before and been able to fix most of my problems but I’m stumped as to the problem I’m having now. (1.2.0)

    on my client machines they seem to retrieve the undionly.kpxe image fine, but when it gets to the bit wher eit says PXE 1.0.0+ Open source network boot firmware, it thinks about it for a bit and then restarts itself.

    I noticed that when I hit pause on that part of the process and wait 3-4 seconds, it decides to boot the menu like normal.

    I’ve tried putting in the -T 900000 option in the tftpd-hpa file and it doesn’t seem to make a difference.


  • Moderator

    @fjarken said:

    Ah yes I have STP setup on my network, I came back to this thread again, cause I found a conflicting IP with my fog server…which I think was the root cause. A switch on my network had been configured with the same IP.

    I’ll be sure to start asking this… seems its a more common problem than what one would think.

    Gotta love happy endings.



  • Ah yes I have STP setup on my network, I came back to this thread again, cause I found a conflicting IP with my fog server…which I think was the root cause. A switch on my network had been configured with the same IP.


  • Senior Developer

    While I’ve solved the thread I just want to add, based on the information given I’m just going to guess that the intermediary switch you removed from the equation earlier and potentially the rest of your network is setup with spanning tree protocol? I say this because the way the system rebooted. It simply couldn’t reach the dhcp server after the initial receiving of dhcp.



  • Hrmm I think I worked out the problem, the computer I had tested happened to be connected to a different switch. I plugged that same cord into the computer that wasn’t working and it managed to boot flawlessly. so it appears to be a network related issue.

    thanks for your assistance.


  • Moderator

    Ok. The next step is to run the compatibility checks that are on the FOG boot menu.

    Delete any tasks you may have for the problematic PC model, and turn on your fog menu and run all the compatibility checks that are in there. If any fail, let us know.



  • K I’ve tested another model a HP elitedesk 800g1 sff and it boots fine.



  • The one I’m testing now is a hp dc5800 sff. Its worked on previous versions of fog.

    I’ll check some other models to see if the same thing occurs. Its been offline for awhile and wanted to get it working again, but I did notice it did work for some machines previously (different models).


  • Moderator

    Are you having this problem on every machine, or on just a specific model?

    If so, what is the model?


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