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customize hostname at install time

Feature state

openSUSE Distribution
Done

Description

IN the automatic configuration mode at install time you cannot specify the hostname... -- which by the way is displayed in your kde menu and of course in the konsole... I find this despicable on aesthetic grounds... 

Now putting the joke aside I find it strange to give the user the choice to decide what encryption method to use (as a brainless option) but changing the name of the computer to be considered as advanced...

I know you can do it by choosing a manual configuration... but for a normal user that may prove a little bit challenging to have to decide on a lot of other things in order just to choose a lousy name for his computer.,

Alin

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

How to set hostname is one of the FAQs on IRC and other support platforms. So I agree very much that it would be desirable to have this easily done during installation - even when using auto configuration.

icons/user_comment.png A. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

as is a non-sense to ask it for 11.3 rather than marking it invalid please move it for the next version of opensuse... I also know that a simple thing like this may need a lot of changes under the bonnet... but I really think it is worthy of my tuppenies...

icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (6 years ago)

of course,
userATlinux-j2qe
isnt a likeley Hostname

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 weeks ago)

I believe I have seen it during the installation of Tumbleweed. It should be in the next Leap release, too.

icons/user_comment.png O. K. wrote: (7 weeks ago)

Yes, actually the feature is in openSUSE and done. Also see https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Linuxrc for the "hostname" option.

Last change: 7 weeks ago
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