Great point on flexibility @george1421, any idea on how to get the ipxe jumpstarters working? I have been using the USB to capture and deploy but I think I may need them eventually and it would be nice to use all features available if needed.
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RE: Problem with FOS USB boot
Thanks @Sebastian-Roth, changing those settings worked. The FOS USB works now. I was able to register and capture a test image from a laptop that does not have ethernet ports. I tested 3 different USB Ethernet dongles and they were all recognized. Saves me headaches of working on two different models of laptops numbering into the 200’s without ethernet ports.
Concerning the iPXE jumpstarters, I have the machines I tested on set to Legacy BIOS. Unless I am missing something, I do not see the reason why to use those now that the USB is working. As long as I can register a machine and capture/deploy now, I think that’s all I need. Right?
Problem with FOS USB boot
I created a FOS USB using a CentOS7 server running FOG 1.5.7 following the instructions provided here. I followed the steps specifically for CentOS7.
I can boot into the menu and upon selection it starts the process and then it errors out.
I also get these errors when I choose FOG iPXE Jumpstart BIOS or FOG iPXE Jumpstart EFI
Some guidance would be appreciated.
Image not compressing
I have an HP Probook 655 G2 Laptop that has data not being compressed when imaging. The original problem was that it was not PXE booting and was getting a no “No configuration methods succeeded” error. Researched this a bit and decided to try a USB BIOS boot. I got the usb boot working after some trial and error and can boot into FOG imaging.
The problem is when FOG is doing its preimage processes, I noticed that it is not shrinking partitions saying that the disk is a fixed size. FOG continues through the imaging process and gets to 100% then it errors out eventually ending with a message saying there’s not enough space on on server.
I used the same usb boot on another laptop and it created an image successfully. I have created multiple images from different models before, using PXE boot, and this is the first time I have had this issue.
Any help would be great. Thanks.
FOG version 1.5.7
Problems with Solid State Drives?
Just a general question, but has anyone ever had any problems imaging to or from SSDs using FOG? Also, is it possible to make an image from a standard spinning disk drive and then image to an SSD? And vice-versa? I have mini PCs from last year that have the spinning disk drives and we ordered same model machines for this coming year, but they have SSDs. Just wanted to know what the experience was like for someone who has gone through this.