How to change System name in Ubuntu?

16 May

You have to change the computers hostname & hosts files.

  • Open a terminal window using following shortcut keys “ctrl+alt+t
  • Edit the hostname file and replace the name
  • gksudo gedit /etc/hostname
  • When prompted, enter the administrator password and click the OK button.
  • The hostname file will open, displaying the current computer name. Replace the current computer name with the desired new name.
  • Click Save.
  • also change the name in hosts
  • gksudo gedit /etc/hosts
  • Leave the other stuff there untouched.

Close all open windows and restart your system.

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Ubuntu



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