I don’t think FOG would be able to bind OSX to Open Directory (correct me if I’m wrong), but DeployStudio can.
Hello people - let me entertain you with a TV Pilot that I made called Hitchhikers:
Have you tried a standard [I][SIZE=12px]dnsmasq.conf [/SIZE][/I]configuration ?
Maybe there is a typo in there? You were saying you customized it to allow use of the older method.
This is what mine looks like:
pxe-prompt=“Press F8 for boot menu”, 3
pxe-service=X86PC, “Boot from network” undionly
pxe-service=X86PC, “Boot from local hard disk”, 0
and that’s actually located here:/etc/dnsmasq.d/ltsp.conf
You said it works in the dnsmasq.conf file though.
[quote=“PaganLinuxGeek, post: 42489, member: 2226”]The machine running FOG has 3 nics and is hosting FOG in the HOST OS it is not in a vm.
I have VirtualBox 4.3 installed and am using it to test fog operation.
Thinking that the issue might actually be with vbox, I connected my pavillion g7 laptop via ethernet and attempted network boot.
The laptop was able to network boot using the older (pxe) method, but encountered the same error as vbox when attempting to boot using the newer (ipxe) method. I am able to do this because my dnsmasq.conf has entries that create a menu with default being ipxe boot (new method) Do you recall what particular bios settings the devel mentioned?[/quote]
Copied this stuff from some IM history.
[FONT=arial][COLOR=#222222]kkpxe is safer for buggy bios’s and should work on all working models too[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][COLOR=#222222]so the dhcp-boot=undionly.kpxe[/COLOR][/FONT]
pxe-service=X86PC, “Boot form network”, undionly[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][COLOR=#222222]you’ll likely need a copy of whatever file to undionly.0[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][COLOR=#222222]cp undionly.kkpxe undionly.0
the undionly file comes from /tftpboot[/COLOR][/FONT]
[quote=“PaganLinuxGeek, post: 42484, member: 2226”]I HAVE disabled selinux in /etc/selinux/config no change
all the passwords are the default. I’ve made no changes
Yes, all disabled services are not running, all required services are running.
TO repeat: I CAN retrieve the files using tftp on the commandline so I know tftp is working. I can netboot using the older pxe boot menus so I know that dhcp is configured correctly. This is on my home lan right now until I get the bugs worked out then I will install at work. The vbox machine and my laptop will find the dhcp server and start network boot until it gets to the /default.ixpe… stage then it’s timeout errors.[/quote]
Just trying to cover the simple stuff. I overlook little things sometimes.
You said you were running the v-machine on your laptop using 3 adapters? One is an add-on? an HP Pavilion laptop.
Is the system you’re trying to network boot with virtualized, or is it that HP Pavilion itself? Have you tried disabling the add-on interface?
Have you looked in the CMOS settings for the HP Pavilion (if that’s what you’re attempting to netboot), there are various settings on some systems for how a system attempts to net-boot. In a conversation with Tom (the senior developer), he was talking about how the current revision uses newer methods, so your CMOS settings might work with older iPXE but not the newer PXE methods… just a stab in the dark.
Because you can’t find any errors anywhere and all the services are properly configured, I’m reaching all over the place for ideas.
It’s probably something simple.
[quote=“PaganLinuxGeek, post: 42480, member: 2226”]I’ve read this through already actually, thank you. I would suggest adding this little bit to your howto however.
Make sure you are storing dnsmasq configuration into /etc/dnsmasq.conf and NOT /etc/dnsmasq.d/ltsp.conf location.
In desperation a few days ago I moved /etc/dnsmasq.d/ltsp.conf to /etc/dnsmasq.conf and found some success. Seems that contrary to documenatation it does NOT parse the ltsp.conf file…
for others reading this:
selinux has been set to “permissive” and also tried with “disabled” same results
systemctl disable firewalld.service has been executed
I’ve tried this using the xinetd tftp-server and using dnsmasq’s built in tftpserver
It shouldn’t matter but I DO have 3 nics in this machine (2 built into mobo, and 1 add-on)… all are enabled and functional on same subnet but with using seperate IP’s, none are in bridged mode, or “teaming”.[/quote]
Glad you liked the howto. I am not sure why the /etc/dnsmasq.d/ltsp.conf didn’t work for you, as that’s what I did on my setup. You are using a newer revision than me so, maybe [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/forum/members/tom-elliott.7271/’][SIZE=11px][U][COLOR=#969696]Tom Elliott[/COLOR][/U][/SIZE][/URL] changed something… not sure. If he confirms, I’ll put notes in the How-To for the newer revision’s config on that part.
By reading through your problem, I was thinking it was a simple password issue, perhaps for the TFTP settings. Maybe the storage management password settings.
I’d recommend disabling SELinux - just to eliminate it from the equation - at least till things are working. Reboot after the change for it to take effect.
Did you run all the systemctl status commands to see if they were all ok?
Also, lately, I’ve read a lot of stuff about how people need to set up “Bridged connections” for the OS that hosts the virtualized FOG box.
[quote=“PaganLinuxGeek, post: 42472, member: 2226”]I too am having this issue on fedora 21 system. I can transfer the file via tftp from command line without error. However, when attempting to network boot ipxe as per the new method it reports a /default.ipxe… timeout error. This happen in virtualbox vm (network adapter is set to bridged and intel chipset emulation) and with my HP Pavilion laptop. I can boot the old method (pxe) as per fog 0.32. I’ve edited my /etc/dnsmasq.conf file to provide two network boot options in the boot menu (press f8 for boot menu) with the default being ipxe boot. Since I can netboot using the older method and transfer files via tftp I tend to think the setup for DHCP and tftp is functioning normally.
I’ve checked the messages log file for errors and it’s not reporting any. The httpd access log doesn’t show any requests for the files it’s supposed to transfer via http either. It leads me to believe that it’s not progressing past the tftp transfer stage and into the http transfer stage.[/quote]
I’m using Fedora 21 also. I wrote up some instructions for installing in Hyper-V (might very closely apply to VMware). These apply to revision 2922 and up.
The instructions are here:
At the bottom, you’ll find troubleshooting help (just a starting place, really).
I think you might find it to be a lot of help.
In Fedora, there are some systemctl commands to check the status of various services. There’s probably something equivalent in Ubuntu.
If you look at this:
It’ll give examples of those commands in Fedora.
It’s basically to check and see what’s running, what’s not, what has errors…
It’s a place to start.
[quote=“Wolfbane8653, post: 42382, member: 3362”]It is also possible to install fog on a [URL=‘http://www.raspberrypi.org/’]Raspberry Pi[/URL]. This could be a cheap solution for you. As of now we have only tested and checked that it has installed correctly on a Pi. But the investment is around $50 a Pi and could possibly be a solution for you. The Pi can sit right next to the router and plugin to the same power strip.
Of course we would be willing to help you at every turn.[/quote]
Now that’s a solution!
I vote for this one.
Clearly, you should just buy 1 at first, and we can get that working and go from there.