Current status of multi-homes machines

Thomas Lange lange at
Wed Dec 1 17:19:23 CET 2010

>>>>> On Wed, 1 Dec 2010 17:03:34 +0100, Carsten Aulbert <carsten.aulbert at> said:

    > One machine is multi-homed, i.e. has 3 NICs, two onboard e1000e and one 10Gb 
    > ..... , is there a way to know in the initrd 
    > phase from which NIC the kernel and initrd were served (maybe just the MAC) 
    > and try that device first to mount the NFSROOT from?
Use fai-chboot -P. The initrd code includes some code which evaluates
the BOOTIF kernel boot parameters. fai-chboot -P in cooperation with
pxelinux will set this variable.
regards Thomas

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