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I was able to install redhat 9.0 (after failed attempts at installilng gentoo 1.4 and redhat 7.3) and am having difficulty changing the hostname from localhost to what I want to name my computer. I tried simply using the "hostname computername" command, but this did not do it. I then edited the /etc/hosts file and rebooted; same thing. When I log in via GUI into Gnome, I get an error saying cannot find computername; you should add localhost@localhost to the /etc/hosts file. Any ideas?