Adding or editing an entry in /etc/hosts

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sat Jan 6 23:23:37 UTC 2007

On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 18:19:05 +0000
norman <norman at> wrote:

> < snip >
> > I guess i could have said alt+F2>gksu gedit for gui solution
> I am very much a novice and needed to make some changes and was very
> comfortable using sudo gedit

Sure, but the guy with the original problem needed root and could not use
sudo because the system was unable to use "get host by name" - so he
needed to boot in recovery mode to the default root prompt, then use a CLI

Somehow this thread got broken and reappeared here, without the context.

I second the idea that nano is a much better choice for fixing the
problem, given that the poster would be unlikely to be familiar with


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