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Install from Live CD has wrong host name

I have gotten into the habit of installing from Live CD, since I want to verify that my hardware is still supported by the current release. It seems that if you do that the following happens:
- the install starts
- the hostname screen appears with the correct hostname obtained from DHCP
- the system is installed with hostname localhost localdomain instead
- you get to hand edit entries in sysconfig and /etc/hosts to fix it

I haven't tried install from the install DVD yet, but on a virtual install it seems to offer the localhost name right away instead of using DHCP, then keeps the name you enter. Is this because I haven't changed the name? Would it work if I deleted the (corrent) name from DHCP and then manually typed in the same value?

Finally, is this for some reason the intended behavior, for some political correctness reason?

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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