Network setup

Step 5: Network setup

The first thing you'll need to provide is the hostname, this is the name of the computer. You can use the default provided (debian) or something else like desktop or laptop. In the old days system administrators usually gave their systems a name within a certain theme. For example if you're a Star Trek fan you can use different starship names for various computers.

Figure: Setting the hostname
Setting the host name to debian

The domain name is not mandatory for our use so you can leave it blank or make something up as the installer says.

Figure: Enter a domain name or leave it blank (for home use).
Provide a domain name or leave it blank

The following step, is to setup the user account and password.

Continue to Step 6: User and password.