I am fairly new to fog, but I am trying to build a newer version of fog server (0.32) on a newer version of Ubuntu (12.04). I work for a small college, and do not work directly for the IT department. I take care of several computer labs, that run a wide range of Dell computers (GX-280 - Optiplex 990). Right now I have a working fog_0.29 running on Ubuntu 10.04, I have yet to take an image or push an image to the Optiplex 990.
The school is looking at purchasing new computers for one of the labs, so looking at the newer version of fog as it allows me to use different kernels to boot different hardware. Right now I am getting the snow screen on two of the models, an Optiplex 330 and Optiplex 740. So I headed to the working hardware section to find what kernel will work, it says 126.96.36.199 will work for the optiplex 740. So I download that kernel rename it bzImage and copy it to the proper directory (tftpboot/fog/kernel) and that pretty much killed any part of what was working. Even with the snow screen I could take an image and push an image, just could not see what was happening on the screen. When I add the kernel name to the host I want to image in the web interface, do I need to use absolute pathname for this kernel here? I have tried to rename the 188.8.131.52 kernel to OPT740 and placed it in the /tftpboot/fog/kernel directory and add it to the host configuration, but fog cannot find the file.
Also when I first built the server the wake on LAN worked fine. I was getting my IP address from one of our on campus DHCP servers. I went in yesterday and I had been served a different address. So I went in and edited the files to set the address statically. I can now connect with the web interface, but WOL no longer works. At this point in time that was the only change made on the server was to assign a static IP.
Since I am in the testing stages I can play around with this version of fog all I want, but I would like to have a working version of fog_0.32 before the end of July.
My eyeballs are about to pop out of my head from reading all the forum posts that almost touch on what I need to fix. Any help on the kernels would be greatly appreciated as I am not sure what new hardware might show up and may have a need for yet another kernel version to be used.
I am a student worker and am only allowed to work so many hours a week, my Linux abilities are limited as I felt like a rock skipping across the surface of a pond in the 8 weeks they gave us to learn 14 chapters. The previous fog server was setup by the fellow that took care of the labs before me and documentation is hard to find on what he has done. The IT department is interested in what fog has been used for in these 3 labs. I can give a presentation about what the old fog server will do, but I would like to be able to learn as much as possible about the newer versions before I show them what fog can do.