November 27th, 2005, 03:09 PM
ok... last noob question
Ive looked on google but it just shows stuff about renaming files and users...
How can I rename my machine in linux?
At the top of a terminal it will say 'root@computername'
and id like to change the name
thanks for any help
my linux books should be arriving any day now so this will be my last noob post
Did someone piss in the gene pool?
November 27th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Depends on distro. SUSE you use YAST, Slackware you use Net configuration.... And on all of them you can change the host name easily.
November 27th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Why wait? If it is written, you can almost always find it in the manual. As indicated, to find out how to change a hostname or things relative to the hostname, you type “man hostname” (minus the quotes) at the prompt. During your install you had the opportunity to include documentation (read - manuals). If you didn't include them, I would. You can also access them online at a multitude of linux websites. Sometimes the syntax is confusing at first so the distros usually include a pretty good help section as well. But any huuuu....I noticed in your signature you were having problems mounting your cdrom. Try: “man mount” to understand how "mount" functions with files, devices, etc.
my linux books should be arriving any day now...
relyt@lizard:~> man mount
MOUNT(8) Linux Programmer's Manual MOUNT(8)
mount - mount a file system
mount -a [-fFnrsvw] [-t vfstype] [-O optlist]
mount [-fnrsvw] [-o options [,...]] device | dir
mount [-fnrsvw] [-t vfstype] [-o options] device dir
All files accessible in a Unix system are arranged in one big tree, the
file hierarchy, rooted at /. These files can be spread out over sev‐
eral devices. The mount command serves to attach the file system found
on some device to the big file tree. Conversely, the umount(8) command
will detach it again.
The standard form of the mount command, is
mount -t type device dir
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