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I just installed redhat 9.0 hoping it would fix a networking issue I had with 8.0.
With the 9.0 installation, i didn't notice any screen to enter my computers name, or add users for that matter. The latter doesn't matter, I can do that manually, but what I'd really like to be able to rename my computer.
Right now its set to some mess like x1-6-00-f4-2c-62-8f or some nonsense.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
P.S. Its running a Server install, so there is no X-windows or anything graphical. So please only post solutions that will work from the command line.
Create a file /etc/hostname and put one word in it, your hostname and a newline (enter key pressed after the word).
You may have to add it to your /etc/hosts file as well. Here is mine for an example:
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1 uilleann localhost.localdomain localhost
No, still no luck, but what it did do it prevent MySQL and HTTPD from initializing on boot up.
I can't seem to find the nodename command. And its not just the prompt I'm worried about. The computer name comes up in a variety of actions and commands. And that long string is large nuisance compared to a shorter name.
I'm going to try a reinstall and see if perhaps I just missed a screen or something.