Very true. I submitted a request for a few more hdd. I wanted ssd but people in charge dont think they’re worth it for old machines.
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
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.
I have not deployed this image. This error is on the source/golden image after it captures and reboots. I added at the end of my original post that I created and deployed a different image for laptops with no problems. This error is on a desktop.
I seem to be having the same problem as mentioned in the above post. On my source Windows 10 computer it completes taking an image and reboots. When it reboots to the windows logo splash screen, I get an “Install windows” error.
I ran my install media and it shows an extra 29 GB partition marked as primary.
I’m thinking it has something to do when it is resized? I left everything at default when creating the image in FOG. Maybe I should try "Multiple Partition Image - Single Disk (Not Resizable). But If I do that then there goes my HD space on the server, or does it take an image of what’s being used? I am not to sure, just want to get ideas before doing something.
I did sysprep and chkdsk /r before creating the image on the source. I have created another image for a laptop with no problems creating or pushing it out, but that was the one with the two partitions, not four when installing windows.
The ProxyDHCP option seems to fit what I am looking for. I need to leave the current DHCP server running and I can not touch that. In the instructions for ProxyDHCP, it says not to set DHCP address or DNS and not set FOG as a DHCP. I have already set up FOG, months ago, to use our current DHCP, the question is how do I clear the settings in FOG before I start setting up ProxyDHCP?
Forgive my ignorance, but I thought during the initial setup of fog, there was an option that if a person was not able to have access to the dhcp server then they could configure fog to not use a dhcp server. I guess fog would be setup to act as its own dhcp? I am not sure, I may be thinking of something else.
As for the server name change, I will have to look more into those options.
I am still a newb to fog and linux so please forgive me if these are basic questions.I have a couple of problems. First, if I am remembering right, I believe there was an option to make the fog server bypass a dhcp server during install. Right now, I need to bypass our network dhcp and have machines connect directly to the fog server to be imaged. Was I imagining this option? If not how can I set the fog server to do this if it’s set to utilize our DHCP server right now?
Second problem, how do I change my server name so when install the client I do not have to type what the server is called now and just use the default setting that is in the client?
I would very much like to join the discussion on this. Please remember though that I am just simply a computer tech for a school district. I don’t have the background or knowledge on software development or programming or anything like that. My main goal is simply trying to install printers that are already created on our print server in our district. Previously we had Novell Zenworks, the printer management in that was pretty great. I don’t know how familiar you are with Zenworks, but we simply made a printer policy which basically made a policy that linked a printer on our print server to a machine. Everytime a user logged in it would install the printer if it was not already created for the user, since we made the printer policy for the device and not the user.
As mentioned in this thread, the printer is created in FOG and the printer is pushed out to the machine, but we also need it to remove the printer. In my case it is not removing. I would need to manually remove it. I have not had time to try on different models to see if it’s a model specific problem, but this is where I am at now. In the future I plan to try other models, but since this is not high priority right now, I have pushed printer management to the side.
Yes, thank you. Removing the printer through Device Management worked.
After removing the printer, I tried installing again through FOG, but this time I clicked on the printer name in the all printers section of Printer Management of FOG web interface and under the Membership tab I added the host. The printer was successfully installed.
When I first tried this, I went directly to the host machine in host management and went to Printers tab then added the printer to the host.
I am not sure if I was just doing it wrong the first time or if this is a bug.
While I was typing this response, I also tried removing the printer through FOG. In the FOG web interface it does not show the printer being a member of any host under print management, and for the host itself it does not show a printer being a member. But on the computer itself, the printer is still installed and I am back not being able to remove it manually, and have to remove it by Device Manager.
Thanks for the info. I had the computer running overnight and no printer ever came up. I looked more into the PrinterManagerHelper. I ran it on my work computer as a test, and it did install the printer, but now I can not remove the printer manually. I thought maybe the FOG client set the management level, so I changed fog ‘Host Printer configuration’ to No Printer Management. Tried again, but still can not remove printer. I can remove any other printer but not the one installed through the PrinterManagerHelper.
The network printer that I am trying to install has an ip of 192.168.15.73. That address shows up under the ‘ports tab’ when you check ‘printer properties’ of other printers in the ‘devices and printers’ section in the control panel. But the network printer I am trying to install does not show up as an installed printer.