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Re: Strange host name behavior in F7T2





On 3/3/07, Andrew Parker <andrewparker bigfoot com> wrote:
On 3/2/07, Gerry Tool <gerrytool gmail com> wrote:
> When in F7T2, the terminal prompt lists my computer as localhost, even
> though I gave it a name during install.
> [root localhost ~]#
>
> When in F7T1, it lists my computer as F7T1, the name I gave it when
> installing from DVD.
> [root f7t1] ~]#
>
> The /etc/hosts files have the same form:
> [root localhost ~]# diff /etc/hosts /mnt/f7t1/etc/hosts
> 3c3
> < 127.0.0.1     f7t2.thetoolshed.us     f7t2    localhost.localdomain
> localhost
> ---
> > 127.0.0.1     f7t1.thetoolshed.us     f7t1    localhost.localdomain
> localhost
>
> This naming persists, even though I set hostname with the hostname command.
>
> The next time I boot to f7t2, the hostname is back to "localhost"
> [root localhost ~]# hostname
> localhost
> [root localhost ~]# hostname f7t2.thetoolshed.us
> [root localhost ~]# hostname
>  f7t2.thetoolshed.us
>
> In f7t1:
> [root f7t1 ~]# hostname
> f7t1.thetoolshed.us
>
> Here are the /etc/sysconfig/network file contents:
> [root localhost ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network
> NETWORKING=yes
> yesHOSTNAME= f7t2.thetoolshed.us
> [root localhost ~]# cat /mnt/f7t1/etc/sysconfig/network
> HOSTNAME=f7t1.thetoolshed.us
> NETWORKING=yes
> yesHOSTNAME= f7t1.thetoolshed.us
>
> There was a bug in F7t1 anaconda (bugzilla #227250) that didn't honor the
> host name set by the user; is that still the problem?  Or, is there
> something I'm forgetting to do?   I added this comment to the bug report.
>
> In this case, removing the yes from yesHOSTNAME and restarting the network
> does not solve the naming problem.
> [root localhost ~]# service network restart
> Shutting down interface eth0:
> [  OK  ]
> Shutting down loopback interface:
> [  OK  ]
> Bringing up loopback interface:
> [  OK  ]
> Bringing up interface eth0:
> Determining IP information for eth0... done.
>
> [  OK  ]
> [root localhost ~]#
>

During install, I had my hostname supplied by DHCP checked (it was
right), but after installation it says localhost too.

One of the things I did above took care of the problem.  A reboot later resulted in the hostname in the prompt line being f7t2 as I wanted.  The service restart evidently did not take care of recognizing the new name.

Gerry

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