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    Installing FOG

    So I want to try my hand at FOG but as I've never used Linux before I'm a little unsure which Linux version to use. Reading the FOG docs I see it recommends Ubuntu and I was wondering if the new beta Ubuntu 12.04 will work with FOG?

    Thanks.

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    It should be fine on Ubuntu 12.04 - it has relatively few requirements as such, other than Apache and Mysql.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    It should be fine on Ubuntu 12.04 - it has relatively few requirements as such, other than Apache and Mysql.
    Should I install the desktop or the server version?

    Index of /releases/precise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Should I install the desktop or the server version?

    Index of /releases/precise
    Personally? I'd install the server version, but its up to you - either one will work fine.

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    Server version should be fine, I initially used the server version of Debian (the core of Ubuntu) with Gnome installed as I had little Linux experience, but I never touch the GUI now. Once it's set up, you shouldn't need much access, and SSH/Putty will let you do all you need.

    Just make sure you:

    Setup all your NICs properly with static IP addresses etc. This is straightforward, couple of text file changes.
    Get wget and apt working nicely through a proxy (if you use one), again some text files to change.
    Get openssh installed, then stick something like WinSCP on your workstation to give you FTP and integrated Putty access to the server, you won't need to visit the server then, even for updates.

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    So I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and almost finished installing Fog. The Fog user guide says to change the bind-address line to that of the Fog server but I'm unable to save the config file as it's read only and root owns the file. What can I do to correct this?

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    You have to run the command to edit it as root (using sudo for example if doing it via the command line).

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    Yeah, you won't be able to easily edit it via the gui, as you'll need to install a program (can't remember the name now) that enables right-click Open as Root. Just fire up vi or vim or whatever and change it there.

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    The only user account I made was called user with a password. When I use sudo it's asking for the root password but I didn't set a password for user root. How can I find or change the root password?

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    Ok, I think this needs a bit of background with Ubuntu.

    By default, 'root' is disabled on all Ubuntu installs. Instead, the initial user that is set up is assigned rights to use sudo.

    So, running sudo as that user prompts for a password - this is that user's password.

    If you want to, you can re-enable the root account by running 'sudo passwd' and entering a password. You can then log in as that user.

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    I've now got fog up and running and love the extras you do with fog like memory and hd testing to name a few.

    I'm now ready to sysprep my first win7 machine so before I go ahead and do that I took an image and tried restoring it to an identical machine just to make sure the image works. Everything looks ok till the machine boots and I get the message
    Windows fails to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause
    When I uploaded the image I set the image type to single partition (NTFS only, resizable). Is this incorrect?

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    No, you need to select single disk, multiple partition non-resizable for Windows 7, as there are 2 partitions for it (100Mb system part, and the main partition).

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    It's been a while since I've looked at it, but I thought that if the OS type is set to Windows 7 then the 100MB partition is handled automatically and you can keep the image setting as resizable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganw View Post
    It's been a while since I've looked at it, but I thought that if the OS type is set to Windows 7 then the 100MB partition is handled automatically and you can keep the image setting as resizable?
    Not according to my experience of it, and others discussing it on the forums.

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    Check out this thread on the FOG forum.
    I think as long as your first partition is the default size it should be handled automatically.

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