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    Lovely FOG wont see our new Dell Vos 220 HDs

    Hello!

    Our Ghost server is down (wont go into details) and im getting bored of waiting for it to be fixed (not allowed to do it myself) so I thought id give FOG a bash. Managed to get it installed. Worked absolutely brilliantly for a Dell mini 10 that we have, so I thought id give it a go on our Vostro 220s.

    I cant seem to pull the image off though, tells me its a fatal error and it cant find the hard drive. The drive was set to ATA mode, then tried ACHI, still the same. The only other option I have is RAID.

    Anything else I can do. I tried googling and searching, and i hope i didnt fail epically on that!

    ta muchly guys!

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    How many partitions are in your image?

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    Just the one. The machines came with vista, but we wiped them and installed XP.

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    A Buggy ACPI implementation by your bios may also be at fault. Try doing an update or also try using 'acpi=off irqpoll' as boot parameters.

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    heh, youre going to have to tell me where, im a bit of linux n00b

    Ive checked the BIOS, its the latest one available sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsk View Post
    heh, youre going to have to tell me where, im a bit of linux n00b
    So go to your machine definition in the FOG console and there is an option to add kernel parameters.
    Try 'acpi=off irqpoll'

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    Thank you, tried it but no luck.

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    Hmm the only info I can find on this is on the FOG forum someone reporting that they had to use a different kernel to image this machine.

    Unfortunately they don't say which one.

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    I'd imagine it's the kitchensink one. To check it's a kernel issue, follow this wiki article.

    Is PC compatible with FOG kernel - FOGWiki

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    Ok, so ive tried the fdisk -l command, but it just sits there, so im guessing it wont work.

    It says I can update the kernal from the WebUI > Other Information > Kernel Updates > but the area, but that area just seems to be empty. I have an active net connection and its all working.

    Thanks agains guys.

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    Are you behind a proxy? If so, you will have to download and install the kernel update manually.

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    Yep, behind a proxy. Thanks for the help so far!

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    Download the latest 'kitchen sink' kernel

    Download FOG - A Free Cloning Solution from SourceForge.net

    extract it to /tftpboot/fog/kernel/

    then in the web interface alter the kernel for the machine(s) in question to point to the new kernel image

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    Do i just type in the kernel name as how the file was or do i need to specify a path? Thanks again, sorry Linux nub here!

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    Just type in the kernel name, FOG looks in /tftpboot/fog/kernel/ for the kernel you specify.

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