Bug 12037 - Fails to set hostname after install
Fails to set hostname after install
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-06-09 15:31 EDT by Richard D. Payne
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-23 15:19:33 EDT
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Description Richard D. Payne 2000-06-09 15:31:34 EDT
NFS install using bootnet.img. During the install I gave it the IP address,
netmask, gateway and DNS address. It printed out that reverse lookup
suceeded (on VT 4 I think), however on rebooting it sets the hostname
to localhost.localdomain. A quick look in /etc/sysconfig/network shows
HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain

However, running hostname at the shell prompt returns the correct value.
Comment 1 Richard D. Payne 2000-06-09 16:10:05 EDT
It's was on VT 3 that it printed 'reverse name lookup worked' (not 4)
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-23 18:52:44 EDT
hmmm ... I cannot reproduce this problem in test here trying both TUI and GUI
modes over NFS ...

does this also occur in beta2 ...?
Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-06-23 19:17:03 EDT
are you trying to install onto a laptop ...?
Comment 4 Richard D. Payne 2000-06-24 10:08:12 EDT
No, this is not a laptop. I'll check if beta2 has the same problem next week.
Comment 5 Richard D. Payne 2000-06-27 15:32:48 EDT
Beta2 has the same problem. /etc/sysconfig/network still reads
localhost.localdomain.

This was a full KDE install (no upgrade etc...) via NFS. I entered the IP
address into the text portition, when the GUI starts it has the correct
IP and hostname present. However on reboot it prints:
Setting Hostname localhost.localdomain	[OK]
Comment 6 Brock Organ 2000-09-08 16:05:15 EDT
did you still have this problem with any of the later betas (pinstripe, RC-1,
etc.) ...?
Comment 7 Brock Organ 2000-09-08 16:05:48 EDT
(this problem was originally reported against the Winston beta1)
Comment 8 Richard D. Payne 2000-09-08 16:50:47 EDT
I don't know, I didn't do any testing after beta3.

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