you can force it in your /etc/rc.sysinit
if statement looking for hostname variable,
From: Lee Hosty [mailto:hostyle at oscail.com]
Sent: 07 March 2001 16:06
To: Irish Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Mandrake 8.0 (Cooker) CDs
At 15:30 07/03/01 +0000, John Allen wrote:
>I have created ISOs of the latest Cooker (7/3/2001), which seems to be
>quite good. There are still a couple of minor problems, NIS/YP not
>installed due to circular dependancy, mkisofs not installed, and
>hostname not being set correctly, but other than that it is looking
has anyone else found that hostname doesnt set correctly in 7.0 / 7.1
either ?? I can't get it to work anyway ...
typing: "hostname thallophytic" sets it while the machine is running...
but once i reboot it reverts back to localhost.localdomain
i manually editted /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts also but got the same
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