@george1421 you are a wizard.
now onto my next thing. heres to hoping that once i can grab a HDD big enough for my images that can support these ginormously underused HDD’s in these labs…that all is good :)
so I’ve been reading and reading - I was active in a thread last year ‘new to imaging macs’ where a guy had put together a little ISO for usb booting macbooks. I was able to image MBP’s sporadically whenever I needed to until now.
I’ve ran into every problem I could have so far with imaging iMacs. Finally found the thread about making the USB-FOS image, and putting it on USB. Now I’m having a different issue, and doesn’t seem to be MAC-specific.
This issue is happening on my imacs, and some latitude e6530’s (tried to rule out the imac, pxe boot works fine on the 6530)
I’ve modified the USB script to grab my local fog’s copy of the memtest, memdisk, ipxe.krn and ipxe.efi files. still no luck.
any ideas on what could be causing this? i’ve tried two different flash drives, 5 different machines, and even reimaged the machine to make sure nothing was wrong with its grub installs, so i reinstalled grub and re-ran the script again. same exact issue.
also, I’ve got the whole week in this school to play with these imacs (and the rest of the school year if i really want to…but have to get these imaged this week) so if anyone wants to play around with different ideas.
i’m between 10.12.5 and trying to roll out 10.14 now. nothing is t2. most have bootcamp.
i’m tagging george since its his script. THANKS GEORGE
@Joe-Gill i successfully ran through a pallet of these - 27 - and no issues. this was my process:
boot into BIOS setup.
Click enable UEFI network stack, scroll down to AHCI and click it. hit Apply.
on the left, select secure boot. disable using checkbox - it will ask if you’re sure. hit yes, hit apply. hit exit.
it reboots, hit f12, network boot ipv4
if it doesn’t work for you, make sure your ipv4 UEFI boot settings are setup on your dhcp server (ipxe.efi instead of undionly.kpxe)
seems that the newest kernel finds no hard drive - these things are brand new, they are fresh off the line from dell.
anything I can do to see if its a hardware compatibility problem or something different?
these don’t have ‘legacy’ boot mode anymore - its all uefi.
@Sebastian-Roth only reason i did that was because i wasn’t on site.
sorry though, wasn’t available because someone in my company decided to do some vlan changing without letting anyone know/testing.
i’ll be available whenever probably, i’ll check in.
@Sebastian-Roth i’m more than willing to troubleshoot - didn’t want to waste your guy’s time.
considering I will be going through this exact process (maybe with less than 5 storage nodes per site however) about 12 times at the different schools i will be maintaining, i’m all for fixing.
i have opened up both SSH and web gui to the outside, and am available to be pointed in whichever direction.
further troubleshooting from me, i pulled up chrome inspector on the site locally and saw that scripts were taking a long time, along with something else which i forget at the moment.
@Wayne-Workman never before. i’ll check it out - thanks.
the makefogmobile project would help me out probably too (for little one and done labs here and there)
Thanks for that!
i’ll see if it helps my current issue. if not i’ll just reinstall them all.