Help with school project



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    Hi!
    We have in school big project and we need help with it. We are looking for image cloning solutions and we have choosen Fog project for it. We are wondering how is Fog project working. Can anyone suggest some good guide to get us trough.
    We need get images, win10/7 and ubuntu so we can boot our school computer with pxe and use those images. Do we need install only Fog project server and upload those images to Fog server and search those images from computers to boot them.

    We have now installed fog, but when we try to access to management it just give’s white blank site. <ip-address/fog/management/index.php is site were we trying to go


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    @IhaveNoIdea said in Help with school project:

    And now i got another question, i have movable hard drive where i have installed linux and fog. The main hard drive in computer is win 7 and can fog clone it and make image off it?

    The way I interpret that is the computer has two disks in it, and he’s got Linux + fog on one, and Windows on the other. Still the second disk cannot be imaged by FOG if it’s in the same system that is running FOG - at least not literally like that anyways.


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    @IhaveNoIdea said in Help with school project:

    And now i got another question, i have movable hard drive where i have installed linux and fog. The main hard drive in computer is win 7 and can fog clone it and make image off it?

    If I understand this correctly, you have FOG running as a virtual machine on your windows computer. Are you asking if you can image the host windows computer with FOG, where fog is running inside the vm? The answer is no. You need fog running to be able to image, but the target computer (which is running fog in the VM) needs to be stopped for fog to image.

    As for the second question. Yes you can save and load images for each student. If you can use ghost for this today, FOG will do the same thing for you tomorrow.

    Secondly can i upload an image to fog management and use it as booting computers

    I know where you want to go with this statement, but FOG is not a VDI solution. You can not directly boot a captured image with FOG, you must deploy it to target hardware then you can boot the image on that target hardware.



  • Thanks for help, got it working now!

    And now i got another question, i have movable hard drive where i have installed linux and fog. The main hard drive in computer is win 7 and can fog clone it and make image off it?

    Our goal in this project would be that we can boot our school computers to win 7, win 10 + linux. Also we would need to able to save and load images of each student so they can continue working on theirs own windows system on all school computers without starting everytime from scracth. At the moment we use ghost32 for it. Secondly can i upload an image to fog management and use it as booting computers


  • Moderator

    A similar thread is here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/9664/clean-install-ubuntu-1-3-4-fog-no-management-pag

    Solution is to install FOG 1.3.5RC11 (pre 1.3.5 release candidate 11). Even though its a release candidate it is sure worth your time to upgrade to it. Many (> 100) fixes and enhancements have been put in place since 1.3.4.



  • @IhaveNoIdea

    If you did not follow the wiki when installing I would start from scratch.

    https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Installation



  • This is a great community. Everyone here is very helpful and willing to help get things going. The forums and the FOG wiki have tons of info in it for setup and config.


  • Senior Developer

    What do you mean? This is your fog server, so “helping” is not really a good phrase.

    What are you trying to do? What are you expecting help with?


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