I'm using WDS, but I was getting the same error you got this morning.  I pulled up remote desktop and was able to access the system by the WDS service was stopped.  Started it up and that resolved the issue.

I assume that error message is generic.  Happens when you can make contact with the DHCP server, but unable to download the PXE boot file from the FOG server.  From your FOG server can you ping other hosts on your network?

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On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
here are a few things to look at:

  • First double check your DHCP server and make sure the settings are correct: see attached screen-capture of my windows DHCP.
  • Take a look at this:
    • I would suggest changing the password and setting the config.php file to match
    • check /var/www/fog/config.php, that the tftp user/password are correct.
  • There is a command line tftp client that is built into windows, that you can use to use to test if you can get the pxelinux.0
  • If you have to reinstall FOG, then use the backup utility that can be found in the extracted folder of the installer (email me directly if you need help)

Send me an email directly if you need more help.

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On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Wendy Cusson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

For anyone out there running Fog on Ubuntu I have a question.  I was using Fog and reimaging computers and all of a sudden when the computers reboot they do get the dhcp address, then I get a message PXE-E32:  TFTP open timeout.  DHCP is running on a windows server, DNS is running on a Novell server.  The Fog server is running on VMWare ESXi 4.1 and the virtual server is Ubuntu 10.04 running Fog.  Has anyone had this problem?


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