Adding or editing an entry in /etc/hosts

Jean Gruneberg kaosboss at
Sat Jan 6 15:33:07 UTC 2007

Brian Lunergan wrote:
> Rebel Lion wrote:
>>  See what ifconfig tells you, you shouldn't need sudo for that, you are going 
>> to have hassles trying to edit the hosts file though because you need to be 
>> sudo to do it. You are probably going to have to login in recovery mode to 
>> fix it.
> That's the direction I went. Started up in recovery mode through grub, logged in 
> as root, and cd /etc to drop into the directory. That's where I'm stuck for the 
> moment. Using gedit in the gnome desktop is easy enough (if I weren't locked out 
> in read only for not being the owner in that environment) but I'm still too much 
> of a neophyte to know what command I use to open and edit the hosts file from 
> the command line as root.
> Thoughts??

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