@Wayne-Workman Thanks for that. Yes, running Ubuntu 12. In a catch 22, would need to wipe this server, but running osticket for tech ticket support. will have to bring that down to install newer os. But also need to get these computers imaged before the new school year starts. Going to have to bite the bullet I guess. I do have a few older pcs that might be able to handle the task too. Decisions, decisions.
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RE: Kernel Download missing from Kernel update page
Kernel Download missing from Kernel update page
Trying to download kernel 4.1.2 so my Optiplex 5040s will work properly. When I go to the kernel update page, there’s a list of several kernels from 2015, but no download links. Only the older ones from 2014 and earlier have download links. Anyone have a working link to the 4.1.2 kernel download? Need to get these systems imaged.
New install - image upload stalls at Using Hard Disk
Had to reinstall ubuntu and fog after some major network issues. The system worked prior to the issues without a problem.
System is Ubuntu 10.04 , Fog 1.2.0, on an Optiplex 960 desktop.
On fog install, I left the mysql database passwords blank, didn’t change them yet.
Updated schema, all good to go, linked my external USB hard drive where the images are kept and mounted it. Created new image settings in fog, linked to the proper folders on the external hard drive.
Registered host, sent a command to upload an image to one of the image folders I linked prior, gets through to the “Using Hard Disk” message, just before going to next screen for the upload progress, and freezes there.
I am certain I missed something fairly simple, like changing the database username and passwords, but the config file in fog/commons is missing in 1.2.0. Any ideas where that’s moved to? Also, anything else I’m missing to make the upload work?
Fog 1.0.1 and Acer Aspire V5-123-3466
So I’ve scoured the forums here regarding cloning Acer netbooks, and couldn’t find an answer.
I am able to get an image from a netbook uploaded, no problems. When I go to clone based on that image, everything connects through, and it goes to check the hd disk status, and reboots, marking the task as complete, and obviously is not the case. The screen flashes by in a millisecond and can’t grab any sort of information or error in time.
I really would like to use fog with these netbooks as we have 20 of them for our school. Fog works great everywhere else, from custom built rigs that still exist here to Dell Optiplex 745 and up.
Any thoughts on what I can try/check to make these computers actually image properly?
Unable to move /images/dev - How to change the default folder creator?
I’ve scoured the internet and have tried many solutions to my “unable to move /images/dev/(macaddress) to /images/(image folder)” issue, to no avail.
After poking and prodding, I stumbled across something. The new image folder in /images/dev has a different owner when the folder is created. These temporary folders are created by “root”. When I chowned -R the folder to the user “fog”, the “unable to move” issue went away.
Yet, every time I upload a new image, “root” owns the file in in /images/dev, which causes the issue all over again.
How do I assign the default creator to “fog”? I’m not sure if this is in one of the fog installation configs, or if its a general linux thing. Fog version 0.32 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
So our 755 lab imaged well with Fog, no issues. Went to prepare our 760 lab to PXE boot, and found it freezes after it acquires the data from the fog server. Some research told me that an older kernel worked on this model for other people, but the newer kernel wouldn’t. I found the working kernel file, now I need to figure out how to swap it out on the fog server.
So, where do I need to put this kernel for it to send out to the PXE booting machines? I figure I’ll use this kernel to get the imaging process done on this lab, and then shut off PXE boot on them afterwards, and go back to the newer kernel.
Sysprep /audit question
I’ve been using the sysprep tutorial by Brian Jackson - [url]http://brianleejackson.com/sysprep-a-windows-7-machine-–-start-to-finish-v2[/url]
Is there a way to enter audit mode after Windows 7 is already installed? I had made my image prior to knowing about sysprep, and have all the software and settings the way I want them to be for the image. It seems that I have an issue running sysprep from the admin account, it tells me that my unattend.xml file can’t be found, even though I put it in the right places, as per the tutorial.
On the last step of getting Fog to work successfully in our school, had made an image without sysprep, reimaged another Dell 755 with the image, and it goes into constant recovery mode. So apparently sysprep is required for a valid working image.
On a side note, Fogprep HAS to be run with the “run as administrator” option. Figured that out. =)
PXE issue - file not found?
Got Fog server up and running, set my DHCP settings as per the install notes. Can access fog server remotely with //ipaddress/fog
On the client side, enabled PXE booting in the bios. Booting to PXE gives an error “file not found” . DHCP server is a Win 2008 R2 server. I’ve tried changing the path for the ftproot folder.
The client installer on the windows machine gave me a write error, about not able to write to registry. Can this be the culprit?
Fogprep, PXE and USB storage questions
Hi all, new to these forums. Installed the latest Ubu7ntu and latest Fog on a Dell server, everything server side seems well and all, having some issues on the Client side.
Firstly, installed the Fog client file, no problems. Ran the Fogprep, but it gave me an error, roughly to the effect of access to registry denied. Logged in as the administrator on this account. Not sure why its not going. Maybe try"run as administrator"?
On a separate area, booting to PXE errors out with “file not found” errors, and I’ve tried just about every website that had info on this, followed those steps to try and fix it. DHCP server is a Win 2008 R2 server, DHCP not configured on the fog server, obviously. I’ve tried everything from changing the path for the ftproot folder, and so on.
Lastly, I’m trying to use a 1 TB USB drive attached to the fog server as the storage space. I followed all the steps on redirecting the locations of the storage space, and now it says “no error, but disk…” on the fog admin home page.
Couple weeks till imagining needs to begin, while school’s out. Help is appreciated! Thanks!
RE: New install - image upload stalls at Using Hard Disk
So, I found a very odd but simple solution. Apparently hitting the Enter key on the keyboard advanced it to the next screen, and started uploading. Odd, but it worked.