iPXE initialises devices ok but reboots when Configuring(net0 00:23:7d:b8:a5:54)......



  • Hi,
    I’m trying to configure fog in my school. My fog server is 10.1.8.1
    The school has a dhcp server cisco with ip 10.1.8.254 that we do not control. It´s controlled by an external company of the government. We ask them to configure the dhcp server with bootfile undionly.kpxe and next server 10.1.8.1.
    When client starts the iPXE initialises devices correctly but the computer reboots after Configuring(net0 00:23:7d:b8:a5:54)…

    Photos:
    https://goo.gl/photos/GuDGjB4GSMVvTsKq5
    https://goo.gl/photos/D5ZKvrEzFYHfHbZU6

    Can anyone help me?
    Best regards,
    Luislesi


  • Senior Developer

    @koenkeersmaekers check your images are assigned to storage groups. Images groups changed from 1.2.0 to the rcs and that change is difficult to fully automated. Images can belong to multiple groups now. As a part of that it needs to belong to at least one group.



  • @Tom-Elliott i mean the asix dongle doesn’t work neither with the new version and the ‘worse’ part is that i can’t manage the images made by the older version
    (1.2.0) … it has something to do with the storage nodes i guess
    i’m not giving up
    thanks for the help, i keep you posted!


  • Senior Developer

    @koenkeersmaekers that makes 0 sense. What do you mean it got worse?



  • @Tom-Elliott thanks but after the upgrade it didn’t work neither it got worse :-(
    deploying and capturing images is not working anymore (image doesn’t belong to storage node) and i cant add hosts by the quick host registry …
    I’m considering to downgrade to the latest stable version(1.2.0) …


  • Senior Developer

    @koenkeersmaekers As the other answers suggest, please upgrade to the RC’s as it will have much better support for these things. FOG 1.2.0 is nearly 3.5 years old now. The RC’s are much more reliable (I think) and will likely address common issues related to what you’re possibly seeing as well as the LARGE number of improvements made overall.



  • I’m having the same problem trying to image using ASIX88772B dongle …
    I’m using undionly.kkpxe as boot file fog 1.2.0 and the machine is in legacy mode.
    What can be wrong?


  • Moderator

    I agree with George. There’s just no reason to not use the latest RC. It’s solid. And the more people we have testing it, the more sure we can be that it’s ready.


  • Moderator

    @luislesi Sorry if this is a repeat, I quickly looked through the thread and didn’t see this…

    Can you upgrade your 1.2.0 stable version of fog to 1.3.0-rc4? This will upgrade the FOG environment to the latest. https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php/Upgrade_to_trunk

    I feel you have done everything with 1.2.0 with no success. I’m not saying for absolute that 1.3.0-rc4 will fix your issue, but there has been quite a few enhancements in the boot code for ipxe as well as the fos engine (linux OS that is booted on the target computer).



  • @gwhitfield The portfast it’s enabled in all ports of the switch so at this moment i dont know what to do anymore. Thanks for all that helped me.



  • @luislesi I spent almost the entire day today trying to figure out a very similar issue - I was seeing the same response to pxe boot. We have two VLANs in the building and one worked and the other did not. On our “problem” VLAN it turns out we had spanning tree turned on, but it was turned off on the “good” VLAN. To make matters worse we can’t turn it off because the network issue it is resolving hasn’t been located yet.

    What I ended up doing was turning portfast (props @Sebastian-Roth) on individually for each of the ports being used by the machines I wanted to image. I’m NOT a network guru, I can’t explain to you why it works but it did in my case. Just my 0.02, I don’t see that you have yet posted the results of the STP/PF adjustments you planned to make.

    Edit: To try to clarify, I believe the iPXE messages you’re seeing up to the point of the “iPXE>” prompt is the output of the PXE boot ROM of the computer, not anything coming from the network. The DHCP boot process is failing and the PC is not reaching the FOG server. In my case it was due to spanning tree being turned on in our network. The only way around that was to enable portfast on the switch.



  • @Tom-Elliott

    I changed the boot file to ipxe.pxe and i’ve got the same original problem.

    So i downloaded the boot file ipxe.pxe using this command:

    wget https://svn.code.sf.net/p/freeghost/code/trunk/packages/tftp/ipxe.pxe -O /tftpboot/ipxe.pxe

    And the result was the same as using undionly.kpxe, stops at IPXE.



  • @Tom-Elliott

    Now i’m using undionly.kpxe. I tried undionly.kkpxe but it did not work.
    I will try ipxe.pxe.
    This occurs in all machines.

    Thanks


  • Senior Developer

    Are you using undionly.kpxe or undionly.kkpxe? Could you try ipxe.pxe?

    Is this on ALL machines, or just this particular model?

    Is it ONLY this machine itself and all others work?

    I’m just trying to get all the info.



  • @Tom-Elliott

    Fog stops in IPXE even when i just want to get to the menu.


  • Senior Developer

    @luislesi Does it only show the menu IF you type exit, or is exit needed only presented when the host is tasked? The Reason I ask: The picture from earlier shows the host was in a task.



  • @Tom-Elliott

    The output of the file is:

    #!ipxe
    cpuid --ext 29 && set arch x86_64 || set arch i386
    colour --rgb 0xff6600 2
    cpair --foreground 7 --background 2 2
    console --picture http://10.1.8.1/fog/service/ipxe/bg.png --left 100 --right 80
    :MENU
    menu
    colour --rgb 0x00ff00 0
    cpair --foreground 0 3
    item --gap Host is registered as RP044390
    item --gap -- -------------------------------------
    item fog.local Boot from hard disk
    item fog.memtest Run Memtest86+
    item fog.keyreg Update Product Key
    item fog.quickimage Quick Image
    item fog.quickdel Quick Host Deletion
    item fog.sysinfo Client System Information (Compatibility)
    choose --default fog.local --timeout 3000 target && goto ${target}
    :fog.local
    exit || goto MENU
    :fog.memtest
    kernel memdisk iso raw
    initrd memtest.bin
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.reginput
    kernel bzImage32 root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 ip=dhcp dns= keymap= web=10.1.8.1/fog/ consoleblank=0 loglevel=4 1
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.keyreg
    login
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param username ${username}
    param password ${password}
    param keyreg 1
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    :bootme
    chain -ar http://10.1.8.1/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params ||
    goto MENU
    :fog.reg
    kernel bzImage32 root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 ip=dhcp dns= keymap= web=10.1.8.1/fog/ consoleblank=0 loglevel=4 1
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.quickimage
    login
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param username ${username}
    param password ${password}
    param qihost 1
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    :bootme
    chain -ar http://10.1.8.1/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params ||
    goto MENU
    :fog.quickdel
    login
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param username ${username}
    param password ${password}
    param delhost 1
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    :bootme
    chain -ar http://10.1.8.1/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params ||
    goto MENU
    :fog.sysinfo
    kernel bzImage32 root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=127000 ip=dhcp dns= keymap= web=10.1.8.1/fog/ consoleblank=0 loglevel=4 mode=sysinfo
    imgfetch init_32.xz
    boot || goto MENU
    :fog.debug
    login
    params
    param mac0 ${net0/mac}
    param arch ${arch}
    param username ${username}
    param password ${password}
    param debugAccess 1
    isset ${net1/mac} && param mac1 ${net1/mac} || goto bootme
    isset ${net2/mac} && param mac2 ${net2/mac} || goto bootme
    :bootme
    chain -ar http://10.1.8.1/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php##params ||
    autoboot
    

  • Senior Developer

    @luislesi If I had to guess, if you go to the browser at url (Making adjustments for your environment)

    http://10.1.8.1/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php?mac=00:23:7d:b9:2d:f2

    What’s output to the browser? My guess is it’s missing a “boot” line.



  • @Tom-Elliott

    I still don’t understand why computer reboots with the original undionly.kpxe that comes with the fog installer (1.2.0) and when i get the undionly.kpxe from https://svn.code.sf.net/p/freeghost/code/trunk/packages/tftp/undionly.kpxe
    it works but i have to write exit in IPXE.
    You can see it in this photo:
    https://goo.gl/photos/GV6XxJUgdhqRAxgg6
    I will try to do spanning tree /port fast setting on the switch like @Sebastian-Roth said but i think this is not the reason.
    Is there any script that i can do to automatically exit from IPXE?
    Thanks


  • Developer

    @luislesi Why does it fail on the first DHCP request is the main question I suppose…

    Maybe spanning tree /port fast setting on the switch? Please search the wiki and forum for this.


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