Dell Optiplex 7010
[quote=“fogfan, post: 11286, member: 3298”]My EXACT same situation. Other images work great. Same EXACT problem as me.[/quote]
The fix is to boot Gparted and partition the HD from GPT to MSDOS. Set the BIOS to legacy and FOG will read the partition table properly. Took me several tries and pains but I have deployed 6 new machines with a fresh 7010 image.
[quote=“michieru, post: 11292, member: 3086”]The fix is to boot Gparted and partition the HD from GPT to MSDOS. Set the BIOS to legacy and FOG will read the partition table properly. Took me several tries and pains but I have deployed 6 new machines with a fresh 7010 image.[/quote]
I will give that a try right now! thank you for your help!
You sir are awesome That worked perfectly! Just imaged about a dozen 7010’s!!! Thank you so much!!!
Never had a problem imaging Dell 7010 / 710 or 790. After preparing the “master” and uploading the image to FOG (using single NTFS, resizable for XP and multiple, non-resizable for Windows 7), I always schedule a “Quick Wipe” to the computers to be imaged, followed by a “Deploy”. So far I’ve imaged 20+ 7010 without a hitch.
Maybe the “Quick Wipe” just sets the partition to be compatible with FOG? I don’t know, but never had any problems. Been using the 3.3.3 and 3.6.9 kernels, and did not find any issues.
if the OS was installed via UEFI respective GPT is used then it’s only possible to image as raw and with most hw it’s not possible to boot via PXE (legacy) if any UEFI Boot device is enabled.
I have that problem with a HP 6305 where Windows 7 was preinstalled, this was done by UEFI using GPT, it is not possible in bios to have the network card enabled for legacy pxe booting while it’s needed to have an uefi boot device because windows will only boot then.
I contacted the HP Support and at the end they say the TFTP Server has to support UEFI PXE.
I know this is an old Post, but I had the same issue with the HP 6305’s and their unfriendlyness with fog.
After wasting a week on research and different kernels, rolling back bios etc, here is what I found to work:
Ubuntu 12.04 with fog .32, running kernel 3.8.8
had to reformat the hdd with a NON hp Windows 7 disk and once the computer came up, I rebooted from the non HP Disk and followed these instructions:
I did that for the initial image, or golden image as some call it, and after that every computer has imaged perfectly, and very quickly.
Hope that helps!
That link will definitely be useful!