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actually the /etc/issue will only allow you to change the first two lines.
Mandrake 9 (blah blah blah)
blah blah blah
i want to change the actual login prompt. " hostname login:"
it used to be stored in the /etc/gettydefs i believe it is...but that file no longer exists in redhat 8 or mandrake 9. so...does anyone know where it is now?