Feedbacks after FOG dev-branch Install on Virtualized Debian 7.9



  • Hi all,
    After 3 days to resolve all bugs and misconfigurations, the system works fine now.

    We have encountered three majors problems :

    • DHCP starting error at installation
    • Password of fog user
    • Permissions on /images directory

    First : DHCP won’t start at installation

    • I don’t know why, but resolve by launching the install script a second time

    Second : Password of fog user

    • Because we launch the install script twice to solve first problem

    Third : Permissions on /images directory

    • Because the /images directory is a second disk mount by /etc/fstab AFTER script install
    • Change permissions to fog.root and chmod 777

    If i have more time, i will search for debug the DHCP install problem
    I think it will be a good idea if developer can add in the install script a verify permissions routine on /images and force if necessary.

    Thanks for this great project.


  • Moderator

    Thank you for your feedback. This is all good information for the Devs. I noticed you didn’t mention the version of FOG you installed. Did you install 1.2.0 stable, or a trunk build of 1.2.0 (i.e. 1.3.0 beta). I see that you stated you installed the dev branch (which is not a term we used). Could you reply with the numbers that are listed on the cloud from the management interface gui?

    I can’t speak to issue 1 of yours.

    As for 2, I’ve experienced this my self where the second time you run the script the OS password for the fog user gets updated but the information stored in the database is not, creating an inconsistent (i.e. broken) install.

    For 3, I wrote a kb article [ https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/6642/moving-fog-s-images-files-off-the-root-partition ] on how to create a similar setup as you have. The issue I see is that the /images and /opt/fog/snapins folder could potentially grow out of control unless you are managing the disk space properly.

    Thank you for taking the time to give the dev members great feedback and for taking the time to work with and use FOG. Its a great solution.


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