What exactly is the hostid? Is it equivalent to the Hwaddr / MAC address or is it a unique identifier that is derived from the Hwaddr addresses?
I am trying to activate the Maple mathematical software but it gives me an error stating that the software was unable to determine the hostid. I have followed all the instructions listed in the following help page from Maplesoft but with no luck so far.
When I enter hostid into Teminal it outputs “007f0101” which is probably incorrect. I read that a hostid is supposed to produce a unique identifier for each unix like machine but I have tried hostid on two different Ubuntu 12.04 installations and they both return the same “007f0101” sequence. Something is amiss I would reckon unless I have misunderstood what a hostid is.
Oh, this Ubuntu installation was done with the WUBI installer so it is technically on a virtual disc which resides in the Windows partition from what I gather. I have a feeling that may be a problem but that doesn' change the fact that the hostid was the same on two different computers, one of which was a standard installation.
Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be with regards to the hostid?