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Re: [opensuse] Hostname is different from what I specified
  • From: Anton Aylward <anton.aylward@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:17:38 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AD4B632.5040806@xxxxxxxxxx>
Chris Lincoln said the following on 10/13/2009 01:00 PM:
I very clearly specified the hostname during the setup to be Caesium;
However, for some unknown reason, OpenSUSE decided to use the hostname
Beryllium instead. The only place I know of where it could have gotten the
name from is my Windows 7 install, which has that hostname (Beryllium).
However, Windows 7 is on a different hard drive. Is there a way to correct
this? How could this have happened in the first place?

Just out of interest ..

Is there a file /etc/HOSTNAME ?
What does it contain?

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