HELP PLEASE: Lost Kernel Hostname HELP

HELP PLEASE: Lost Kernel Hostname HELP

Post by Gatorta » Sat, 07 Dec 1996 04:00:00

system based on RedHat 3.03 much modified.
Linux 2.0.22 kernel
In process of adding NCSA 1.52a HTTP server I have lost my Kernel
hostname. The network still has it. I can use the my new  HTTP server
with my hostname, the prompt shows "none" where the hostname should
be. I added /bin/hostname in several places; rc,
rc.inet1 etc with no success. I can add it to the ENV with
export HOSTNAME but the kernel never gets it.
 Please help a struggling newbie.
Thanks for reading,
Harold Baird


HELP PLEASE: Lost Kernel Hostname HELP

Post by dogby » Sun, 08 Dec 1996 04:00:00

put fqdn in HOSTNAME file in /etc

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1. please help - lost LILO, LILO lost


i recently brought my linux system down by doing some stupid thing.
i went as far as having no choice but to reset the system a few
times. after that, i tried booting win95 (sorry this beast coexists
on my hard drives). upon getting the wallpaper on screen, the screen
went blank and there was no response. then i rebooted the computer
and this time the lilo prompt was changed from "LILO: " to "LI"
and the system hung. i had no emergency boot disks ready (it was
under work at that time) but i did have a boot disk for win95 and so
i got the dos prompt with that. however, many directories were
not readable, one of which contained a comm program that i needed to
use. i turned to my good old 386, made a rescue disk and somehow
managed to get into linux again. now everythings works fine under
linux with booting from a floppy but i can't figure out how i could
fix the supposedly damaged MBR. i tried restoring the old MBR by
'lilo -u' and 'dd if=/boot/boot.0300 of=/dev/hda bs=446 count=1'
and reinstall lilo but it didn't work. by restoring the old mbr,
i get a message like 'insert system disk' or something, and by
reinstalling it, i get the "LI" prompt again. the lilo.conf file
is as follows.

# timeout=600

i still can mount win95 filesystems and i think everything is readable,
if that matters. help, anyone please?

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