Comment 18 for bug 837196

Hristo Erinin (zorlem) wrote :

Hi Mathieu,

With regards to changing the hostname in System Information (or through "Details" in Unity Control Center) - at least on my laptop that is not possible - the field is greyed-out and my hostname is the correct one. Thanks to TJ's comment https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/989817/comments/12, the source of the "ubuntu-0" name is clear - it is put there by ubiquity during installation (when the system still has the default hostname - "ubuntu"). The problem is that, once recorded there (and copied from Live install to /target) it is impossible to override it without editing the corresponding files.

At least this is a bug with Ubiquity, but I think that it should be possible to change the device name without editing the config files by hand, so I have opened #1308922 against unity-control-center.