PXE Booting: Fog Menu Flashes for a second then boots HDD
I Just installed Fog 0.32 to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. The only settings I changed so far are:
- changed bind-address in /etc/mysql/my.conf to my IP
- added a password to /var/www/fog/commons/config.php since my mysql root password was set.
accessing 192.168.1.130/fog/management works ok.
I have my client PCs connect to the router via switches and my Ubunter server is also connected to the router with static IP of 192.168.1.130. I installed with the following settings:
Distro: Ubuntu Installation Type: Normal Server Server IP Address: 192.168.1.130 DHCP router Address: 192.168.1.1 DHCP DNS Address: 192.168.1.1 Interface: eth0 Using FOG DHCP: 1 Internationalization: 1
Now, I enabled Network Booting on my Client PC, but when I boot, the Fog graphical menu flashes for a second, then skips to the next boot device. I read that I should maybe try booting in text mode, but I wasn’t sure how. Any suggestions?
thanks in advance
TIMEOUT of 30 or 3 seconds is probably what you want. If you hit the down arrow while the fog menu is displayed, it will not move on to the secondary boot device. A short display time for the PXE menu, insures that the startup process is not delayed too long.
it appears that that timeout value could be in miliseconds~ and only defaulted to 30
EDIT: setting to 3000 gave me 300 seconds, so in 10ths of a second