I've given this some thought and I'm stumped. Perhaps something in your
.bashrc file? I've tried re-using a /home partition between distros before
and it didn't end up well with my DE, so I just backed up, blasted it away,
and started fresh. I know that's not the encouragement you are wanting, but
I'm at a loss of what it could be.

My grasping at straws solution is to set your /home partition to not mount
at boot, reboot, and see if you can make those hostname changes again,
reboot once more and see if they stick. Not sure how Sabayon deals without
a mounted /home. If the hostname sticks and you remount /home and reboot
you can be sure it's something in your profile if it changes back to
"mint".

On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:58 AM Scott Vargovich <bluesfrea...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I'm running Sabayon 17.03 Mate edition on my desktop.  The hard drive I'm
> putting it on had Mint previously.  I have kept the /home partition by not
> formatting it during the install.  The hostname post-install is "mint".  I
> want it to be "enigma"  I'm using this page from the Sabayon Wiki:
>
> https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=HOWTO:_Changing_the_hostname
>
> After changing all remnants of the mint hostname, the hostname is still
> "mint".  When I go back through step one to make sure the changes were
> made, all of them say "mint".  When I go back through the files that were
> modded, they all say "enigma".  I'm at a total loss of why this is
> happening.  It has to be something in the /home dir that's persistently
> giving the processor the "mint" name.  My Linux-Fu is good, but I've never
> encountered this before.  Help please!!!
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