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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.1</version> 11<version>7.2</version>
12<date>2006-09-04</date> 12<date>2006-09-08</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Filesystem Information</title> 15<title>Filesystem Information</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>What is fstab?</title> 17<title>What is fstab?</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 21Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
22<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions 22<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions
23(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted 23(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted
24and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount 24and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
25them or not, etc.) 25them or not, etc.)
26</p> 26</p>
27 27
256<note> 256<note>
257More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like 257More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like
258bonding, bridging, 802.1Q VLANs or wireless networking is covered in the <uri 258bonding, bridging, 802.1Q VLANs or wireless networking is covered in the <uri
259link="?part=4">Gentoo Network Configuration</uri> section. 259link="?part=4">Gentoo Network Configuration</uri> section.
260</note> 260</note>
261 261
262<p> 262<p>
263All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses 263All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses
264a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up 264a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up
265networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything. A fully 265networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything. A fully
266commented example that covers many different configurations is available in 266commented example that covers many different configurations is available in
267<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>. 267<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
268</p> 268</p>
269 269
270<p> 270<p>
271DHCP is used by default and does not require any further configuration. 271DHCP is used by default. For DHCP to work, you will need to install a DHCP
272client. This is described later in <uri
273link="?part=1&amp;chap=9#networking-tools">Installing Necessary System
274Tools</uri>. Do not forget to install a DHCP client.
272</p> 275</p>
273 276
274<p> 277<p>
275If you need to configure your network connection either because you need 278If you need to configure your network connection either because you need
276specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open 279specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open
277<path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> is used in 280<path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> is used in
278this example): 281this example):
279</p> 282</p>
280 283
281<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing"> 284<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing">
282# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i> 285# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
283</pre> 286</pre>
284 287
285<p> 288<p>
286You will see the following file: 289You will see the following file:

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