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teamgh
18-Nov-2016, 22:50
Hello, I would like to change the name of the computer name or host name from the generic name given on installation to one that I set.

The xterm command prompt shows the following
username@linux-3yad:~>

I would like to change the hostname/computer name to Beta so the command prompt looks like:

username@Beta:~>

Any ideas or pointers on how to change the computer name??????

I have installed SLED-12 and trying to figure out how to change this since I do not recall seeing the option to name the computer or host during the SLED install process when I upgraded from Tumbleweed. It did not carry over the name of the host/computer during that upgrade.

Thanks you for your input
Ag

malcolmlewis
19-Nov-2016, 01:09
Hi
You can change it via YaST -> System -> Network Settings and under the Hostname/DNS tab.

ab
19-Nov-2016, 04:41
There are also hostnames associated with NICs themselves and I've had good
luck recently (with SLES 12 SP2 as I recall) changing things there. Yast
does some magic to set the /etc/HOSTNAME file based on one of those.

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Good luck.

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