Re: Cannot change hostname permanently
Kent West wrote:
No, I mean it seems odd that he changes "/etc/hostname", and after
reboot it has changed back to the original.
Or at least, that's what I understood him to say in his original post.
Yes, that's it. My packages are up-to-date, my wireless/ADSL
modem/router box (Philips SA6500) is switched off, Samba and NFS are
purged from the system and any references to the original hostname
("earth") in /etc/hosts are commented out.
The original hostname is "earth". I want to change it to "desktop". This
is what happens:
# hostname desktop
# shutdown -r now
During reboot I see (blink and you'll miss it)
INIT: version 2.86 booting
Setting hostname to 'earth' ... done
The above two consecutive lines do not appear in dmesg output.