set hostname on hd-install

Forum: DSL Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: set hostname on hd-install
started by: jaapz

Posted by jaapz on Aug. 10 2008,21:43
I think getting the option to choose your own hostname when ur installing DSL on a harddisk would be a cool (small) detail. Won't there be any problems when you have two pc's with the same hostname on the same network?

(PS: i've been on vacation for a few weeks, i now hope to join the discussions again here :))

Posted by curaga on Aug. 11 2008,09:33
Many routers don't give a damn about what your machines say they are called (ie don't care even if the dhcp client says "my hostname is box") and only work by IP addresses. If you have an entry for each comp in their hosts files, you can call them Larry and Huge with no relation to their real hostnames.
So, it doesn't usually matter.

But yeah, good idea :)

Posted by GbMax78 on Aug. 14 2008,12:13
I like dsl-hdinstall and I'd like to choose the hostname when I install this os, ok it is a very very very small detail but I'd like it ! :)

At the end of DSL intallation how I can change the hostname ?


Posted by curaga on Aug. 14 2008,14:52
Add host=myhostname to the boot parameters in bootloader config.
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