chboot sub disable question/issue

Michael Tautschnig mt at
Wed Mar 9 19:48:20 CET 2011

Hi David,

> I'm just now starting to trace it backwards and see if sub disable is doing not what I want it to do, if host2hex is my issue, or if it is not being given the $host by task_chboot that I need it to have for this to work properly. Or, if I'm totally on the wrong track :)

I can't really say whether this is a bug or a feature, but what happens is:

- task_chboot calls $frsh /usr/sbin/fai-chboot -vd $ipaddr
- hence fai-chboot will use ip2hex to translate $ipaddr to a MAC address
- ip2hex does the translation to a form without "-" and no leading 01

What you would need is a modification of task_chboot that calls fai-chboot with
the MAC address in 01-... format - or switch your pxeconfig names to a different

Hope this helps,

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