OS X saved old info from before reformat?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by altecXP, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    My MacBook used to be called "Stormwind". I reformatted it by booking of the 10.6 DVD, using disc Utility to delete the drive then making a new partition and naming it MacintoshHD. I then proceeded with the normal 10.6 install.

    I just opened up Terminal and it still shows Stormwind as the computer name...its not. It was "(my name)'s MacBook", I then changed it to just "MacBook" but Terminal still shows Stormwind. How do I fix this? and why did OSX carry the name over?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Did you check the computer's name under system preferences -> sharing?

    I don't know, just checking everything

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Yup, that's how I was changing the name.

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