Images Directory Permissions

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* unable to move /images/dev/macaddress to /images/name-of-image


You receive the following error after an image has been created:

* unable to move /images/dev/macaddress to /images/name-of-image

The error will repeat indefinitely.


The FOG user does not have permission to write to the images directory on the FOG server (usually /images). This often occurs when the /images directory has been recreated or has had its permissions changed.

Another cause is the Image Type is not correct (i.e. You're trying to image multiple partitions as a single partition.)

There is a third cause, that involves your FTP passwords being incorrect making FOG unable to handle files via FTP


Method 1

  1. Turn off the computer being imaged.(you don't have to turn off the PC just run the command on your server)
  2. Ensure the FOG user has write permissions on the images directory.
  3. Run command as root chown -R fog:root /images

Example: Use:

chown -R fog.root /images  

Finally attempt to create the image again.

Method 2

  1. Switch off the computer being imaged.
  2. On the FOG server go to your /images/dev directory and move the temporary image (macaddress.000) to /images
  3. Rename the temporary image (macaddress.000) to the name you have set up in the FOG WebUI