View Full Version : HOWTO change PC name

A. Jorge Garcia
06-28-2004, 03:52 PM
OK, in knoppix-installer theres a step where yougive your PC a name, right? Well say you messed up and gave two PCs the same name and want to fix that without redoing the whole install process. How do you go about that?


06-28-2004, 07:40 PM
In Kanotix BH5, which is similar to a Debian-style install of Knoppix, the computer's name -- its "hostname" -- is set by the /etc/init.d/hostname.sh script, which is called in /etc/rcS.d. hostname.sh looks at /etc/hostname, a text file with one word in it, your computer's hostname.

So, you might try editing /etc/hostname. You'll probably also have to edit /etc/hosts.

A. Jorge Garcia
06-28-2004, 08:11 PM
Thanx, I knew there was some file like that, I just needed reminding!


A. Jorge Garcia
07-03-2004, 06:22 PM
Thanx, eco, I tried that on one PC and all's well. I then tried it on another and it didn't work. That's odd....