@John-Sartoris Maybe provide more information on the partition layout. See in
d1.minimum.partitions in the image directory on your server.
Posts made by Sebastian Roth
RE: No configuration methods succeeded.
@JLE Keep your eyes open for something called “port fast”. This tells the switch to not enable spanning tree for this one particular port. You do not want this setting for all ports but just for the ones where you are absolutely sure that you have only clients/servers connected and never ever another switch that could cause you a loop. RSTP (rapid spanning tree) should work in most cases as well.
RE: HP Proliant DL580 G4
@firej8 I just noticed that in one of the pictures you send in the intial post shows
bzImage32... ok. I don’t think this is actually causing the issue but it seems like iPXE does not recognize the system as 64 bit and therefore a 32 bit kernel is handed over.
Drivers for those cards have been in the kernel for a very long time (BCM5706 - bnx2 and BCM5703 - tigon3). I don’t see why this could be an issue of missing drivers as we see that the NICs (
eth0, ...) are recognized and udhcpc tries to get an IP on those interfaces.
I think we need to tackle this by looking at the actual network packets. As you seem to cover all the IPs in pictures I guess you are not happy to share a wireshark/tcpdump packet capture file with us?! But I don’t really see another way of finding what’s wrong. Anyone got another idea?
RE: Linux kernel
@Maorui2k I start to feel really dumb! Again the version number in the kernel log (thanks!) is different to the Ubuntu one that seems to work. One issue is that the Ubuntu packages page links to the “wrong” (?) patch source (right side under “Download Source Package”). Eventually I found the correct patch but I am not sure if this would make a difference.
So let’s try something new. Now we want to use the very original Ubuntu kernel
bzImage-4.4.0-62-genericand for it does not have all the needed modules compiled into the kernel I build a special FOG
init-ubuntu.xzfor you which has kernel modules and does load the important ones for you on startup. As always download and put those in
/var/www/fog/service/ipxe(before backing up the original ones). For this bigger initrd file you also need to increase
FOG_KERNEL_RAMDISK_SIZEin the FOG Settings (FOG web GUI) to
172032. Boot your client and see if it all comes up properly and we’ll see if shutdown/reboot is working with this very Ubuntu kernel!!!
As I said I found the correct patch I think but still the version numbers do not match. I think I am kind of lost with this as I don’t really know how exactly Ubuntu builds their kernels. I might not be that far of - at least I was able to build several different kernels that booted on your machine. Still none of them actually made it shutdown/reboot properly. In case you want to build a kernel yourself, follow these steps:
cd /path/to/downloads gunzip linux_4.4.0-62.83.diff.gz tar xzf linux_4.4.0.orig.tar.gz cd linux-4.4 patch -p1 <../linux_4.4.0-62.83.diff cp debian.master/config/config.common.ubuntu .config cat debian.master/config/amd64/config.common.amd64 >> .config cat debian.master/config/amd64/config.flavour.generic >> .config
Then edit the
.configfile and make sure the following kernel settings are all compiled into the kernel (
CONFIG_...=y) instead of just build as module (
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM=y CONFIG_R8169=y CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=y CONFIG_HID=y CONFIG_HID_GENERIC=y CONFIG_HID_LOGITECH=y CONFIG_USB_HID=y CONFIG_SATA_AHCI=y CONFIG_SATA_AHCI_PLATFORM=y CONFIG_PATA_OLDPIIX=y CONFIG_PATA_MPIIX=y
Now you are ready preparing. Go ahead and compile the kernel:
make oldconfig make bzImage
… which will/should, after some time, result in
Kernel: arch/x86/boot/bzImage is ready.... Grab this kernel binary and the init.xz I provide in my google drive and you should be running your very own kernel.
RE: PXE Boot Issues after running the Mobile Fog Management script
@chris178 TFTP server address is different from the HTTP IP address shown in the picture. Please check all the FOG settings in the web GUI.
RE: HP Proliant DL580 G4
@firej8 RAID is definitely an issue. Search the forums for ‘raid’ and you will find some suggestions on how to make this work. But focusing on the network/PXE boot for now is a good idea!
As I found out here there seems to be an “Embedded Dual NC371i Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter” in that server. But I cannot find out what exact ethernet chip that is. Some say it’s a broadcom chip but I find different hints as well. Please boot a linux system (possibly live linux DVD) on that server, run
lspci -nn | grep netand post the full text or a picture of the output here.
RE: Replication issue between Master node and Storage node
@Hugo Can’t see an error there yet. Maybe you just have to wait. Either for it to finish or to see an error in the logs…?!
RE: Changed IP of Fog, now multicast does not work anymore
@Tywyn Probably there was the multicast interface setting (FOG web GUI -> FOG Settings) still wrong.
Not sure about the performance issue now. Please check layer one (hardware, switch) first.