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O/S Deployment Thread, Newly setup FOG server, boot menu blank in Technical; I've just got ubuntu setup and FOG installed and configured. When i pxe boot a machine i get the ASCII ...
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    Newly setup FOG server, boot menu blank

    I've just got ubuntu setup and FOG installed and configured.

    When i pxe boot a machine i get the ASCII art FOG logo and then i just get:

    boot:
    Booting from local disk...
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM


    no Fog boot menu.

    What have i done wrong or not configured?

    Thanks

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    Installed Ubuntu 10.04 instead of 11.10 and it's now fine

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    Hi Greenbeast,
    We are going through the same process although can't get the darn .sh file into the opt folder, no permisssions. grrrr
    could you spare any time for some idiots instructions?

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    IS this to run the install script? Are you doing sudo tar -xvzf fog* after using wget to grab the tarball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    IS this to run the install script? Are you doing sudo tar -xvzf fog* after using wget to grab the tarball?
    Eh?

    We have downloaded fog and got stuck moving the file into the opt folder.... I have barely introduced myself to Ubuntu and that was a while ago so quite rusty!

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    Ah okay. So, you downloaded the FOG tar file over the internet user wget? This is by far the easiest way to do it if not - don't mess around using any sort of GUI here, it's far harder!

    Installation - FOGProject Wiki

    So, at the terminal (Debian/Ubuntu/etc OS):

    cd /opt

    sudo wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/free...og_0.32.tar.gz

    This will download the tarball to the /opt folder.

    sudo tar -xvzf fog*

    This will unpack the tarball to fog_0.32 folder in /opt

    cd fog*

    Enters this fog directory.

    cd bin

    Enter the bin directory (/opt/fog_032/bin)

    sudo ./installfog.sh

    Runs the installer script - and you're away!

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    ok, thanks.
    I'll have a go at 'opt'ing to chuck my 'tarBalls' in the 'bin' and let you know how I get on.

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    He, yeah it's all greek when you start. I'm certainly no Linux expert, but there are some great guides for FOG out there that make it easy.

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    ok... something came up but on it now...
    fell over on this bit...
    sudo tar-xvzffog*
    Tried it with the full filename but still no joy..
    actually got a child error.. plot thickens
    status 1, tar: is not recoverable..... call in super nanny!!
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    sudo tar-xvzffog* - looks like you're missing a space.

    Try sudo tar -zxvf followed by the filename.

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    tried that too, might be a file corrupted during download....

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    Just try wget again on it - you can untar (tar -zxvf) it using the full or wildcard tags I think.

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    ot two now, new one with a 1 at the end... can't seem to delete and rename.. feel such an eeegit!

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    Enable SFTP on the server (apt-get install ssh openssh-server). Then use WinSCP (or whichever program you choose) to connect in - you can then delete files, drag and drop etc from your workstation. Makes management much easier, especially if you want to use different kernels.

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    Sorry Nik, i wouldn't have been able to advise like 3s has.

    Just that i understand your frustration, i'm only a few months ahead of you on linux familiarity

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