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Old 05-22-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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localhost question

I'm new to Linux, so I hope someone can help me out. I'm using Fedora 5. When I install it using the text installation method, it asks me what I want to call my "machine", and says it will be as the default if I don't change it. However, when I try to install using the graphical method, it gives me no option to rename it, and my "machine" is named localhost by default. I have 2 questions.

1. Does anyone know how to get the graphical install to prompt for another name?

2. Is there any way to change "localhost" to something else after Linux has been installed?

I'd really appreciate any help anyone can provide.
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Go to menu System-Administration->Network. Select the DNS tab, and you will be able to change your hostname.
Old 05-23-2006, 12:06 AM   #3
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Thank you very much! I appreciate the quick response. I'm learning as I go.


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