[RndTbl] REQ: Volunteer of a Clonezilla Guru for one day (maybe less)

Robert Keizer robert at keizer.ca
Sun Apr 10 10:55:15 CDT 2011

You can also modify the small linux system that gets shoved to the clients -
I had to change it at one point because of video drivers. This might allow
you get a console on the machine.

I'm assuming you've tried to hit alt+f1 etc to switch to a console and it
didn't work?

Also, is it specific machines that cause this reaction, or is it sporadic?


On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Sean Walberg <swalberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Check your syslogs on the nfs server. Might be getting a permission
> error somewhere.
> Sean
> On 2011-04-10, at 6:53 AM, Robert Dyck <rbdyck2 at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > What we're seeing: We use either a floppy with gPXE to simulate network
> > boot, or a CD with gPXE, or a few machines can be configured in BIOS to
> do a
> > real network boot. The client displays that it does connect to the
> > Clonezilla server, it does go through DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot for
> Linux)
> > so it appears the TFTP process works. We do get a brief text menu that
> shows
> > it will attempt to boot into Clonezilla client, then a series of messages
> > scroll off the display indicating Linux start-up. However, we get a
> message
> > that appears to say something about failure to mount a file system. The
> > exact problem isn't clear since the messages scroll off the client
> machine's
> > screen too quickly to read before it halts. We do have a Linux machine
> that
> > acts as our router, but it has it's DHCP stack configured to point to the
> > Clonezilla server ("next server" and "filename" parameters set in
> > dhcpd.conf). Since we do get DRBL messages complete with a menu
> indicating
> > it tries to start Clonezilla client, it shouldn't be the router. We have
> > checked that NFS is running on the Clonezilla server. Help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rob Dyck
> >
> > --- Mike pfaiffer wrote:
> >>    Lindsay (the CLL supervisor) has asked if I could ask
> >> the folks at the MUUG if there is anyone in the club with
> >> Clonezilla experience who could show up for a Friday to go
> >> over our set up and see what we are missing. There are two of
> >> us working on the server and between the two of us we can
> >> almost get it working consistently. What we are doing should
> >> work (and did work for six machines a month ago). So far it
> >> looks like the machines are doing a diskless boot into Linux
> >> without installing the disk image. Rob may have more
> >> information than this. When it works it works like a champ.
> >> When it doesn't, we don't have a clue why... At least one of
> >> the five of us will be at Tuesdays meeting...
> >>
> >>                Later
> >>                Mike
> >
> >
> >
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