P.S. i’m willing to hack into the MySQL database and change values, if necessary !
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API Token change
I know that right now in the API Token dialog you can generate a new token but not set the value to something you want. This is a little problematic for me because i’ve needed to burn an API token into a WindowsPE image that is a little cumbersome to rebuild. Simultaniously, I’ve needed to rebuild the FOG server from scratch in order to migrate the server effectively.
What i’d like to know is this: is there somewhere where I can manually edit a config file and copy/paste the old API token into the new server, so that I don’t need to update the various scripts and other things that rely on the old token ?
RE: PXE-Booting a Modern Ubuntu live CD via UEFI mode
To clarify… I am looking to do this via the iPXE menu options and not turn the setup into a netboot-only server. I simply want to boot a linux live CD in EFI mode when the option is selected, run a script, and then stop. I’m not super-skilled in the dark arts of BIOS/UEFI and it’s possible i’m confused here. Is it the case that once iPXE is loaded I can chain load a system setup to boot legacy and don’t need to be trying to use grubx64.efi, as shown here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/11194/poc-using-fog-as-a-netboot-server ?
P.S. it’s not super-important to support secureboot/signed boot in this particular case, but I wouldnt mind if that happened to fall out.
PXE-Booting a Modern Ubuntu live CD via UEFI mode
I have a need to live-boot a linux distribution over PXE/FOG for testing hardware purposes. So far I’ve got my FOG server setup, and merrily using WinPE and deploying linux and other images when I need to. So far so good (e.g. i’ve figured out the basics).
However, when I went to the best instructions/tutorial I could find around PXE-booting linux distros (here), it seems it’s a bit dated and does not really support EFI except for WinPE, ESX and an old version of Ubuntu (17.10) that’s too old for my needs.
Unfortunately, for technical reasons I MUST use EFI here over PXE boot as the BIOS has disabled legacy boot on these machines.
What I’d like to do:
Because I know the current Ubuntu distributions (either 18.04 or 19.10, or 20+ if you want to be adventurous ) work in terms of booting from EFI from a live-CD, I’d like use those as a template and then use my own squashfs’d root file systems to do what I need to do.
Can someone (maybe @george1421 ?) tell me what the magic incantations are for the entries in the FOG web GUI ?
Ideally, perhaps they could even update the tutorial linked above with the instructions so everyone can find it in the same place?