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Old 08-26-2003, 01:15 AM   #1
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Hey All,
I just installed Red Hat 9.0 for the second time (hard disk failure). The last time I installed it, I made the computer name something like BeaverBox...this time I forgot to say it, now it is some long, lame looking name. is there a way to change this without having to reinstall? Thanks,
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yes, by editing /etc/hosts
Old 08-26-2003, 03:41 AM   #3
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or use the hostname command:

#hostname BeaverBox

if you dont use any parameters, it will spit out the current hostname.
Old 08-26-2003, 12:56 PM   #4
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I tried both ways, but it doesn't permanentyl change the name. do I have to reinstall? (kinda driving me nuts.)

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you must edit the line in the file:
---> /etc/sysconfig/network
that says:



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