Setup a FOG server a while ago but have some ancient RM machines which I want to use FOG on as well
I understand that I need to use something like GPXE/Etherboot as these machines don't support PXE but I am having a nightmare trying to get it to work and the GPXE documentation is written for someone who knows Linux better than me
I've downloaded the pre-build floppy .dsk
Copied it to the desktop
formatted my floppy with Windows (didn't know how to do it with Linux until 5 mins ago)
Figured out where in /dev the floopy lives (/dev/sdb)
sudo dd if=gpxe.dsk of=/dev/sdb
Says it's successful so eject the disk and plug it in to a machine and all I get is "Loading ROM image...................." and then it just sits there :confused:
Also tried formatting it in Linux (Ubuntu 9.10) as FAT and as EXT3. FAT made no difference, EXT3 crashed needing another re-format!
When dd'ing, the result I get is:
521+0 records in
521+0 records out
266752 bytes (267 kB) copied 29.2208 s, 9.1 kB/s
Managed to get the CD version working on my test machine so not a problem with the machine but I don't want to have to carry a USB CD drive around with me when I can carry a plain old USB Floppy drive or Netac USB Key with floppy emulation!
Finally got it working - one site told me to dismount the floppy after finding out what it's /dev entry was. I decided to ignore this and try
which was, unsurprisingly, unsuccessful, but then I tried
dd if=gpxe.dsk of=/media/gpxe
and it worked!
dd if=gpxe.dsk of=/dev/sdb
Moral of this story: Just because one website says dismount the thing you're trying to write to, doesn't mean that they're right...