@tom-elliott Hello Tom,
Thank you for your quick response, I will try what you suggested and post my progress.
Hello people of the FOG forum,
I come yet with another problem, only this time it’s about user permissions.
We use FOG on an isolated network to quickly image a network of about 15 machines running Linux, Windows and MAC os. These machines are used for hardware and software related exercises and are thus being used by students. And students being how they are, it’s necessary to image a computer every now and then. We also image them after each exercise depending on the exercise itself.
We used to run an old version of FOG where there was an option to create a so called mobile user. We are now running FOG version 1.5.9 and I do not see any other user customisation options other than name, password and API.
Our endgoal is to create a user that can acces the web interface and a user for quick deployment of images, but that cannot login to the webinterface or can login with inhibited permissions.
I have yet to find an alternitave to this mobile user option, if there is one. The FOG wiki just tells me to create a mobile user, which isn’t possible anymore as far as I can see.
If you require anymore information i’d be happy to provide. Thanks in advance.
With kind regards,
@george1421 I cannot boot into Windows 8 anymore. All I get is the reFIND screen.
To verify the contents of the two drives I’ve launched live ubuntu via USB on the target PC.
There are two drives present, both called D with the same contents.
@george1421 I have started a deployment proces in debug mode. Here are the photo’s.
After this proces I booted from harddisk via the FOG menu and get booted straight into reFIND. There are still two Windows boot loader options in the boot menu, but none work.
If I try to add a UEFI boot option I get file system not found.
EDIT: if necessary I can also make a video of the whole imaging process, but thats gonna take me some time.
Any idea why it would show up as an SATA device?
As to awnser your question, I would like the operating system to be installed on the ‘‘m.2’’, which is 256 GB.
@george1421 I have updated to kernel version 5.16.18 and ran the command that you asked
I keep getting an error when I try to upload an picture here, so here is a link.
Apologies for it being sideways
Also turns out that the Samsung SSD is actually a KINGSTON 480GB SSD.
@Sebastian-Roth Hi Sebastian,
Thank you for replying.
The blue partclone screen indeed shows up untill the red progressbar is full and the deployment proces is complete. There is one M.2 module and one Sata SSD present. I have tried deploying with only the M.2 connected with the same result.
To verify what I said about no data being written, I have just tried it again. This time I only get the reFIND screen. It looks like what I said about data not being written was indeed false.
The only thing that I changed between making this post and now is changing the Primary host disk to /dev/sdb
@george1421 Hi George,
Thank you for replying.
The target computer is a Dell OptiPlex 5060.
CPU: I5 8500 3GHz
RAM: 8x2 2666 MHz DDR4
Storage: 1x M.2 256GB module and 1x 256GB Samsung Sata SSD
Motherboard: Custom Dell motherboard with 1G ethernet port
I have ran the hardware compatibility checker again just to be sure. It passed.
I am using FOG version 1.5.9
Kernal version 4.19.143 TomElliott 64
Hi people of the FOG forum,
I have a problem with the deployment of some windows images and I can’t seem to figure out what the problem is, so I come here to seek some advice.
My problem lies with the fact that FOG won’t properly deploy an image to the selected host.
For example: I have a windows 8 PC that I want to upgrade to windows 10. I do this by deploying a Windows 10 image via UEFI pxe and selecting it in the FOG menu. It will now start to deploy untill the process is complete. I get no errors or warning messages.
The PC auto reboots from its disk, but then boots up into windows 8 again. If I look at the storage capacity it is still the same as before deploying the Windows 10 image. This tells me that no data has been written in the deployment proces. If I boot into the boot menu I now have two different Windows boot manager options, but only the one that boots to Windows 8 works.
It does, however, work in reverse. I can succesfully deploy a windows 8 image on to a former Windows 10 PC. This is all very confusing to me, as I have no idea where to look for the problem and can’t find anything conclusive about the subject online.
My image settings are as follows:
Image type - Single disk - Resizable
Partition - Everything
image enabled -
image manager - Partclone Zstd
The image size is around 34 GB due to some Addobe applications being installed on it.
Host settings are default, although I have tried changing the Primary disk setting to different variations of /dev/sda, which gave me the same result as described earlier.
I have tried this with multiple PC’s, same result all round. I have also tried deploying Ubuntu on the Windows 8 machine, but sadly no dice.
Any help would be greatly appriciated. If you require more information I will be happy to provide. I have a beginner/moderate understanding of FOG and Linux.