Failing to Install FOG 0.32 on Ubuntu 12.04

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-12
I have been using FOG to deploy systems for about two years now. I have one FOG server fully and reliably functioning in our main office. A second FOG server, from our branch office, recently began behaving unreliably. Rather than troubleshoot multiple intermittent problems, I decided to simply reinstall Ubuntu and FOG. The hadware on the server has all been tested with QuickTech pro.
  Here is the problem:
Ubuntu installs successfully every time.
I successfully run the "cd /opt/fog_0.32/bin" command.
When I try to run the "sudo ./ /opt/fog_0.32/bin" to run the installer, I am prompted for the password. I type it in and receive the error "command not found".
I am returned to a command prompt.
From that point forward any command I use in the terminal results in "command not found" or"permission denied". This includes cd.

I have tried a clean install of Ubuntu 11.04 (which is what we run on the reliable server in the main office) . The results are the same.
I have done scores of successful FOG installs on Ubuntu without ever running into anything like this. I am at wit's end.  Please advise.
Thank You.
Question by:csialbany
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    Expert Comment

    It could be your installer is not able to find commands on a certain path? Is your FOG environment variables set? I haven't used FOG but the errors are more likely to be with your Environment variables.

    Accepted Solution

    I found that what I needed to do was download a new copy of the installer and unpack it to a location other than /opt....

    I still have no idea why I had to do that on this machine and never before on another, but this particular part of the problem is solved.

    Author Closing Comment

    I was able to solve this aspect of the problem on my own after all.

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