Thinkpad X260



  • I am receiving errors when I try to image my Lenovo Thinkpad X260 that it needs a different kernel. I am having two issues when trying to find new kernels.

    1. When I log into the web GUI and try to check for updated kernels I only see a drop down with 2 options, published kernels or unofficial kernels, and nothing loads.

    2. I am not sure if this is part of the issue or something separate but when I go to the fog log in screen both Estimated Fog Sites and Latest Version say “Error contacting server”

    Any advice or input is appreciated!


  • Developer

    @jlaporta said in Thinkpad X260:

    @george1421 I have 2 fog servers and on my second one which is connected to the same network the kernel information is loading. They are both on the same version also. Is there a problem I can correct on the server that isn’t showing kernel information?

    If I remember correctly this might be caused by screwed FTP login data. Please read through this and do some tests.


  • Moderator

    @jlaporta said in Thinkpad X260:

    If I manually download different kernels will I have to rename the old one back when I want to image Dells again?

    No the kernels support new hardware plus old hardware. So the new kernels will support both.

    I would check on the fog server that isn’t updating correctly. Open a linux console and see if you can ping www.fogproject.org That will check basic communication between the fog server and the fogproject website.



  • @george1421 I have 2 fog servers and on my second one which is connected to the same network the kernel information is loading. They are both on the same version also. Is there a problem I can correct on the server that isn’t showing kernel information?



  • @george1421 We don’t have any proxy servers set up on campus so it should be going directly to the internet. Also it did ship with Windows 7 but we installed 8.1 for our base image and secure boot is disabled.

    If I manually download different kernels will I have to rename the old one back when I want to image Dells again?

    Thanks for everything!


  • Moderator

    said in Thinkpad X260:

    Thinkpad X260

    Just a quick check on the Thinkpad X260. That system is pretty new and comes with Win10, and I suspect a gpt disk, uefi firmware, and probably secure boot turned on.

    I’m going to recommend to get support for the above (except secure boot, that setting just needs to be turned off) you need to upgrade to the trunk version of FOG 1.2.0 https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php/Upgrade_to_trunk. FOG 1.2.0 stable doesn’t support win10, gpt, uefi, or new(ish) hardware.

    If you still insist to use 1.2.0 stable, if you can’t get the FOG server to reach the internet you can always manually download the kernels from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeghost/files/Kernels/Kernel-3.14.2.TomElliott/ and place them in /var/www/html/fog/service/ipxe directory. Just be sure to rename the original files first, just in case you need to put the older kernels back.


  • Moderator

    In regards to the updating the kernel and error contacting the server…

    Does your fog server have direct access to the internet or is there a proxy server that sits between the fog server and the internet? It sounds like either there is a proxy server involved or something is blocking the fog server from reaching out to the internet.



  • @ITSolutions 1.2 and yes it is. We have been imaging Dells with no issues for a couple years now.



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  • Testers

    What version of FOG are you running?
    Is your FOG server connected to the internet?


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