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I just installed Red Hat Linux 7.0 and had to use text mode to install. No option was given to name the machine. Is there some file perhaps in /etc that I could just edit, or would I need to recompile, etc.? localhost just isn't doing it for me.
It's been a while, but, try the "hostname" program or edit /etc/hostname . You may need to edit your /etc/hosts file as well.
1.enter command hostname
#hostname <hostname_u_want>
2.edit /etc/hosts file
and make a entry like this <hostname_u_want> localhost
and don't delete the existing entry
3.edit file /etc/sysconfig/network
and change the hostname there
4.if have apache running the edit the file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
and uncomment the line related to the server name and put ur preferred name there
gethemant: Thanks, whenever i answer questions in this forum, i'm usually at work on a windows 2000 computer, so almost every question I answer is from memory. But it's great to have a bit of backup smile.gif
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