I tried useing the "hostname name_I_wanted" command. it didnt spit out an error or anything so I thought it took but nothing changed. even after a reboot it's still localhost.
I looked in /etc but did not see a hostname file, do I have to create it?
in my /etc/rc.sysinit file, I saw this ...
if [ -z "$HOSTNAME" -o "$HOSTNAME" = "(none)" ]; then
does that mean I should edit /bin/hostname and not /etc/hostname? it looks like some kind of script.
if I create a /etc/hostname file, do I just put a line with my desired name in it? or name= or what?
in my /etc/hosts , I have ...
do I just change local host to the name I want?
Hey, so I'm a newb and have lots of questions so thanks for your answers.