UEFI won boot tools via fog menu.



  • Server
    • FOG Version: rc-10
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.1
    Client
    • Service Version: 11.5
    • OS: windows 10 x64
    Description

    I have noticed that when booting uefi the fog client will capture and deploy just fine.

    However extra stuff such as booting Linux and other specials tools fail to work.

    Why? why does the fog client boot extra tools fine in legacy but not in uefi mode?

    I assume it must be necessary to make some config changes to so and if so what config changes need to be made to boot files.

    I get A VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS on Linux tools.



  • @Tom-Elliott said in UEFI won boot tools via fog menu.:

    hink

    I see!! that’s great to know!!!


  • Senior Developer

    @dureal99d I don’t think version mattered here. DD-WRT uses DNSMASQ as the DHCP server for the router. The only “version” difference problems of UEFI/Legacy handouts I’m aware of was with ProxyDNS.



  • @Tom-Elliott Yes i have tested the booting of the Linux isos in both bios and uefi and they work the same.



  • @dureal99d I run ddwrt sp2 v24 and being as it has successfully dual booted bios and uefi is it safe to say that it has the correct version of dnsmasq to handle the job?


  • Senior Developer

    @dureal99d Well this is the difference of legacy vs. uefi too. UEFI doesn’t know much about the ram space, so there is no definition of where to find the initrd filesystem. With legacy, it typically loaded the initrd into the same point, so legacy systems wouldn’t have an issue. It doesn’t hurt legacy to have the initrd= options either, so this method should work the same for both legacy and uefi.



  • @dureal99d for the Linux distros the argument initrd=initrd.lz was missing. that’s crazy!!!



  • @Tom-Elliott said in UEFI won boot tools via fog menu.:

    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/vmlinuz.efi
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start

    your edit to my config file works flawlessly!!!

    THank you @Tom-Elliott @Quazz @Wayne-Workman @george1421 & @Moderators @Senior-Developers @Developers.

    this has been one heck of a trip but it was worth it in the end.
    t


  • Senior Developer

    :MENU
    menu
    item --gap -- ---------------- iPXE boot menu ----------------
    item mac Macrium Reflect
    item clonezilla Clonezilla 2015
    item ubuntu6 Ubuntu 16:04.1 x64
    item ubuntu6 Ubuntu 16:04.1 x32
    item ubuntu Ubuntu 15:10 x64
    item ubuntu Ubuntu 15:10 x32
    item kubuntu6 Kubuntu 16:04.1 x64 
    item kubuntu6 Kubuntu 16:04.1 x32
    item kubuntu Kubuntu 15:10 x64 
    item kubuntu Kubuntu 15:10 x32
    item mint18 Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" - MATE (32-bit)
    item Mint18 Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" - MATE (64-bit)
    item mint Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - MATE (32-bit)
    item Mint Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - MATE (64-bit)
    item mint Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Cinnamon (32-bit)
    item Mint Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Cinnamon (64-bit)
    item BOOTCD Hirens 15.2 BOOTCD
    item pgon Paragon Harddisk Manager 12
    item ubd Ultimate Boot Disk
    item ez  EZ Gig IV Cloning Software
    item centos Centos
    item fedora Fedora
    item fedoral Fedora Live
    item hostinfo details about this computer
    item win windows10 32-bit
    item win64 windows10 64-bit
    item part Parted Magic x64
    item shell ipxe shell
    item return return to previous menu
    choose --default return --timeout 5000 target && goto ${target}
    :mac
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/fog/service/ipxe/mac/mac.iso
    chain memdisk iso raw ||
    goto MENU
    
    :clonezilla
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/clonezilla/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/clonezilla/initrd.img
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img boot=live username=user fetch=http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/clonezilla/filesystem.squashfs locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-layouts=NONE
    boot || echo failed to boot
    prompt
    goto MENU
    
    :ubuntu6
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/vmlinuz.efi
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :ubuntu6
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/16.04.1_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :ubuntu
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/15.10_64/casper/vmlinuz.efi
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/15.10_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/15.10_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :ubuntu
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/15.10_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/15.10_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/15.10_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :kubuntu6
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu6_64/casper/vmlinuz.efi
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu6_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/kubuntu6_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :kubuntu6
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu6_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu6_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/kubuntu6_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    
    :kubuntu
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu5_64/casper/vmlinuz.efi
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu5_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz.efi initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/kubuntu5_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :kubuntu
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu5_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/kubuntu5_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/kubuntu5_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :mint18
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm18_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm18_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/lm18_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :Mint18
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm18_64/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm18_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/lm18_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :mint
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/lm_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :Mint
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm_64/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lm_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/lm_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :mint
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lmc_32/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lmc_32/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/lmc_32/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :Mint
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lmc_64/casper/vmlinuz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/lmc_64/casper/initrd.lz
    imgargs vmlinuz initrd=initrd.lz root=/dev/nfs boot=casper netboot=nfs nfsroot=${fog-ip}:/var/www/html/bootimgs/lmc_64/ locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=la mirror/country=US
    boot || goto failed
    goto start
    
    :centos
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/centos/images/pxeboot/initrd.img
    chain http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/centos/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=live:http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/centos/LiveOS/squashfs.img ip=dhcp repo=http://192.168.1.109/bootimgs/centosrepo/mirror.nodeshosting.com/centos/7.2.1511/os/x86_64 splash quiet – || read void
    boot || goto MENU
    
    :fedoral
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/fedora/images/pxeboot/initrd.img
    chain http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/fedora/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=live:http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/fedora/LiveOS/squashfs.img devfs=nomount ip=dhcp
    boot || goto MENU
    
    :fedora
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/fedora/images/pxeboot/initrd.img
    chain http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/fedora/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=live:http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/fedora/LiveOS/squashfs.img rootfstype=auto ro rd.live.image quiet rhgb rd.luks=0 rd.md=0 rd.dm=0
    boot || goto MENU
    
    :BOOTCD
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/bootcd/hirensboot.iso ||
    chain memdisk iso raw ||
    boot ||
    goto MENU
    
    :pgon
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/pgon/phdman12.iso ||
    chain memdisk iso raw ||
    boot ||
    goto MENU
    
    :ubd
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/ubcd/ubcd535.iso ||
    chain memdisk iso raw ||
    boot ||
    goto MENU
    
    :ez
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/ez/EZGIG438.iso ||
    chain memdisk iso raw ||
    boot ||
    goto MENU
    
    :hostinfo
    echo This computer : ||
    echo MAC address....${net0/mac} ||
    echo IP address.....${ip} ||
    echo Netmask........${netmask} ||
    echo Serial.........${serial} ||
    echo Asset number...${asset} ||
    echo Manufacturer...${manufacturer} ||
    echo Product........${product} ||
    echo BIOS platform..${platform} ||
    echo ||
    echo press any key to return to Menu ||
    prompt
    goto MENU
    
    :win
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/winiso/winpe10.iso
    chain memdisk iso raw
    
    :win64
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/winiso/winpe1064.iso
    chain memdisk iso raw
    
    :part
    kernel http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/pmagic/bzImage64
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/pmagic/initrd.img
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/pmagic/files.cgz
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/pmagic/fu.img
    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/pmagic/m64.img
    imgargs initrd=initrd.img bzImage64 boot=live ip=dhcp edd=on noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=normal sleep=0 loglevel=0 keymap=us splash quiet - || read void
    boot || read void
    
    :shell
    shell ||
    goto MENU
    :return
    chain http://${fog-ip}/${fog-webroot}/bootimgs/boot.php?mac=${net0/mac} ||
    prompt
    goto MENU
    autoboot
    

    Just bringing it to the top of the list. I’ve edited your config, but realized it was ONLY editing, it wasn’t a quote as I originally intended. Here’s just to bring it forward.



  • @Tom-Elliott said in UEFI won boot tools via fog menu.:

    @dureal99d ISO’s can be created to run in only “BIOS” mode. This means, while UEFI is backwards compatible from a support perspective, the ISO’s have no idea how to use UEFI. BIOS expects certain things to run. You must remember BIOS booting has been around, essentially, since the beginning of personal computers. UEFI is relatively new so simply saying “UEFI is supposed to be backwards compatible” doesn’t mean much. EFI has been around for quite some time, but only recently has it been in “major” use.

    I understand.


  • Moderator

    @dureal99d Try to use fetch=http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/squashfs instead of root=


  • Senior Developer

    @dureal99d The post I’m linking here.

    You are missing the initrd= statement. You will likely need to add: initrd=initrd.lz (or the respective initrd filename) to each of your menu entries.



  • @Tom-Elliott Ok I’m going to try that now

    also i tried this config and its getting farther than before by loads

    0_1475578826119_CentOS 64-bit (2)-2016-10-04-05-59-59.png

    initrd http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/initrd.lz
    chain http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/vmlinuz.efi initrd=initrd.lz root=http://${fog-ip}/bootimgs/16.04.1_64/casper/squashfs
    ip=dhcp – || read void
    boot || goto MENU```

  • Senior Developer

    @dureal99d ISO’s can be created to run in only “BIOS” mode. This means, while UEFI is backwards compatible from a support perspective, the ISO’s have no idea how to use UEFI. BIOS expects certain things to run. You must remember BIOS booting has been around, essentially, since the beginning of personal computers. UEFI is relatively new so simply saying “UEFI is supposed to be backwards compatible” doesn’t mean much. EFI has been around for quite some time, but only recently has it been in “major” use.


  • Senior Developer

    @dureal99d You should use subtree_check, not no_subtree_check.



  • @Quazz said in UEFI won boot tools via fog menu.:

    know why it would work in BIOS mode

    yes I am also at a loss, that is also what I find strange, I see no reason I can upload and download an image but not boot these isos in uefi mode. its crazy to me. but ive read uefi is pretty pick about stuff so who knows?


  • Moderator

    @dureal99d It’s a forward slash / at the end of the url.

    I don’t know why it would work in BIOS mode, honestly. Or perhaps why not in UEFI. Secure Boot is off on the target device, right?



  • @Quazz Keep in mind in bios boot mode these options work just fine, the issue exist in uefi mode.

    also, what is a trailing slash?


  • Moderator

    @dureal99d Looking at my own boot items, I do not appear to have a trailing slash. Try removing that from your boot options.

    If it still has issues after that, see if you can manually mount that NFS location.

    You can base yourself on https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Troubleshoot_NFS replace paths where necessary.




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