ServerName Boot Error
Posted on 1997-11-18
I had Linux up and running OK
I changed the name of my machine, and things were *still*
working fine. (I honestly don't remember the command I used to changeit - but it was something I read in a Unix book...)
Then I let my linux sit. And sit. And sit. (I didn't have a need for it for about 3 months...)
Just tonight I tried to boot it back up, to get back to working on the things I use Linux for, and I had a problem.
At first I thought I was going to get away with it just being a SendMail problem, since that's when it first paused(for a LONG time!) on bootup - but then eventually it told me it couldn't find the machine's name and I should use ServerName (I'm pretty sure that's what it said to use) and then it just... stopped.
Wouldn't let me use ANYTHING - except ctrl-alt-delete which I have set up to reboot.
So it seems I can't access anything until I change the name of the machine, but it won't let me change the name of the machine either.
So my question is, is there a way to fix this without having to reinstall Linux, or am I basically screwed?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanx!