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Hi Graeme,

I have followed your steps, after all the steps i found it was not working.
Then i found the reason, because of dnsmasq 2.76.
I updated like the following
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get purge dns-root-data

Before installing dnsmasq i checked the following command
dpkg -s dnsmasq
it informed dnsmasq doesn't exists
then i given the following command
sudo apt-get install dnsmasq

After the above i continued further(not checked the version), then finally found hotspot is not working due the dnsmasq
then again i given the following command
dpkg -s dnsmasq

But This time i found the below output :

Package: dnsmasq
Status: deinstall ok config-files
Priority: optional
Section: net
Installed-Size: 72
Maintainer: Simon Kelley
Architecture: all
Version: 2.76-5+rpt1+deb9u1
Config-Version: 2.76-5+rpt1+deb9u1
Depends: netbase, dnsmasq-base (>= 2.76-5+rpt1+deb9u1), init-system-helpers (>= 1.18~)
Suggests: resolvconf
Conflicts: resolvconf (e3b873444952bc1192bb53f0c
/etc/insserv.conf.d/dnsmasq 530a424ac064ea9d86f235d12ecc227a
Description: Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server
Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure, DNS forwarder and DHCP
server. It is designed to provide DNS and optionally, DHCP, to a
small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are
not in the global DNS. The DHCP server integrates with the DNS
server and allows machines with DHCP-allocated addresses
to appear in the DNS with names configured either in each host or
in a central configuration file. Dnsmasq supports static and dynamic
DHCP leases and BOOTP/TFTP for network booting of diskless machines.

I don`t how to get out of the above issues. I have attempted the downloading the version 2.78 directly and install as well. even tough i am getting the above output

Could you suggest how to proceed further on this ?