Difficulty Registering and Imaging DELL Venue 11 Pro (7130)



  • Hello fellow foggers,

    I’ve recently been tasked with configuring/imaging several dozen DELL Venue 11 Pro (7130) tablet devices. I have set the BIOS to UEFI boot mode with Secure Boot OFF.

    I am able to PXE boot to the FOG menu screen (using ipxe.efi), however when I attempt to register the host, image, or run Client System Information, I receive the following error:

    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)
    Kernel Offset: Disabled
    

    I’m convinced the problem is entirely kernel related. I am running FOG 1.2.0 and have tried the 64-bit kernels: 3.19.3 & 4.1.2 & 4.1.0 and many others and receive the same result. These particular tablets were shipped with a SanDisk X110 256GB SSD drive.

    Could anyone provide a link to download a more recent 64-bit bzImage kernel than the ones I’ve tried above or provide any possible suggestions?

    Thanks!



  • @Wayne-Workman said:

    When I ask about specific settings, did you put anything into the drive field for the tablet? What boot file are you using for it?

    Nothing in the drive field was needed (fog recognized the SSD as /dev/sda ) and I used the stock truck ipxe.efi boot file.



  • @jackdub said:

    @Wayne-Workman said:

    @jackdub Any specific settings?

    Nothing in particular, installed the latest trunk and used the default kernel. It images without any major issues.

    However at the end of the image process, I am noticing some sort of uuid error. (I’m not sure if this is because I’m using one single USB-to-Ethernet dongle or if it’s something else that’s causing the error.

    The senior dev thinks that error is fixed.
    When I ask about specific settings, did you put anything into the drive field for the tablet? What boot file are you using for it?



  • @Wayne-Workman said:

    @jackdub Any specific settings?

    Nothing in particular, installed the latest trunk and used the default kernel. It images without any major issues.

    However at the end of the image process, I am noticing some sort of uuid error. (I’m not sure if this is because I’m using one single USB-to-Ethernet dongle or if it’s something else that’s causing the error.



  • @jackdub Any specific settings?



  • Just wanted to follow up on this :

    I was able to install FOG trunk (5964) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a test server and successfully registered, uploaded, and deployed a client device with Windows 10 image using UEFI PXE boot (with Secure Boot OFF).

    Thanks for all your recommendations!

    Can’t wait for the stable 1.3.0 release :D



  • @jackdub said:

    which version of Ubuntu is preferred when using trunk?

    14 or 15.



  • @Wayne-Workman

    I’m logged in as root, so sudo might be unnecessary.

    In any case, I am going to wget the latest trunk from http://mastacontrola.com/fog_trunk.tar.bz2

    Then clean install the trunk build on a test fog server.
    I’d like to continue to use Ubuntu… which version of Ubuntu is preferred when using trunk?



  • @jackdub said:

    @pugnacious

    I’m running FOG on Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS

    Execute the installer using sudo.

    sudo -i ./installfog.sh



  • in that case, i’m not sure how to help you best. perhaps someone else could. the file is in the trunk builds.



  • @pugnacious

    I’m running FOG on Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS



  • What operating system are you using for the fog server? I have a guide I wrote for installation of trunk on Centos 7 for my personal use. I could publish it for you.



  • @pugnacious

    Could you possibly link the 64-bit bzImage trunk kernel?

    Now I’m having difficulty upgrading to trunk on my current 1.2.0 install… :/

    Upon running ./installfog.sh the script fails at
    * Installing package: php5-mysqlnd…Failed!



  • Thank you for the responses!

    I will attempt to upgrade to trunk and see if it resolves my issue.



  • I had the same issue using 1.2.0. The best thing to do would be to update to trunk. I was having issues with pxe booting on uefi devices until i did that. I originally updated the kernel to the trunk version, but it’s much easier to update the whole thing from the start.



  • There’s been support added for this type of device in FOG Trunk (pre 1.3.0 release).

    The first step in moving forward is either upgrading to Trunk, or setting up a test server with FOG Trunk.

    Here’s instructions: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Upgrade_to_trunk


 

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