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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<abstract>
12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
14proceed.
15</abstract>
16
11<version>2.17</version> 17<version>9.3</version>
12<date>2006-02-27</date> 18<date>2009-02-11</date>
13 19
14<section> 20<section>
15<title>Filesystem Information</title> 21<title>Filesystem Information</title>
16<subsection> 22<subsection>
17<title>What is fstab?</title> 23<title>What is fstab?</title>
18<body> 24<body>
19 25
20<p> 26<p>
21Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 27Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
22<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mountpoints of those partitions 28<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 29(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 30and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
25them or not, etc.) 31them or not, etc.)
26</p> 32</p>
27 33
41<li> 47<li>
42 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device 48 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device
43 file) 49 file)
44</li> 50</li>
45<li> 51<li>
46 The second field shows the <b>mountpoint</b> at which the partition should be 52 The second field shows the <b>mount point</b> at which the partition should be
47 mounted 53 mounted
48</li> 54</li>
49<li> 55<li>
50 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition 56 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition
51</li> 57</li>
52<li> 58<li>
53 The fourth field shows the <b>mountoptions</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it 59 The fourth field shows the <b>mount options</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it
54 wants to mount the partition. As every filesystem has its own mountoptions, 60 wants to mount the partition. As every filesystem has its own mount options,
55 you are encouraged to read the mount man page (<c>man mount</c>) for a full 61 you are encouraged to read the mount man page (<c>man mount</c>) for a full
56 listing. Multiple mountoptions are comma-separated. 62 listing. Multiple mount options are comma-separated.
57</li> 63</li>
58<li> 64<li>
59 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to 65 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to
60 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero). 66 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero).
61</li> 67</li>
65 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c> 71 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c>
66 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary). 72 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary).
67</li> 73</li>
68</ul> 74</ul>
69 75
70<p> 76<impo>
71The default <path>/etc/fstab</path> file provided by Gentoo <e>is no valid fstab 77The default <path>/etc/fstab</path> file provided by Gentoo <e>is not a valid
72file</e>, so start <c>nano</c> (or your favorite editor) to create your 78fstab file</e>. You <b>have to create</b> your own <path>/etc/fstab</path>.
73<path>/etc/fstab</path>: 79</impo>
74</p>
75 80
76<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab"> 81<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab">
77# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i> 82# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i>
78</pre> 83</pre>
79 84
85</body>
86<body test="func:keyval('/boot')">
87
80<p> 88<p>
81Let us take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path> 89Let us take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path>
82partition. This is just an example, so if your architecture doesn't require a 90partition. This is just an example, if you didn't or couldn't create a
83<path>/boot</path> partition (such as Apple <b>PPC</b> machines), don't copy it 91<path>/boot</path>, don't copy it.
84verbatim.
85</p>
86
87<p> 92</p>
93
94<p>
88In our default x86 partitioning example <path>/boot</path> is the 95In our default <keyval id="arch"/> partitioning example, <path>/boot</path> is
89<path>/dev/hda1</path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as filesystem. 96usually the <path><keyval id="/boot"/></path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as
90It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down: 97filesystem. It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
91</p> 98</p>
92 99
93<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 100<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab">
94/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2 101<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
95</pre> 102</pre>
96 103
97<p> 104<p>
98Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted 105Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted
99automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should 106automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should
100substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to 107substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to
101manually mount this partition every time you want to use it. 108manually mount this partition every time you want to use it.
102</p> 109</p>
103 110
104<p> 111</body>
105Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c> 112<body>
106option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times 113
107aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
108</p> 114<p>
109 115Add the rules that match your partitioning scheme and append rules for
110<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 116your CD-ROM drive(s), and of course, if you have other partitions or drives,
111/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 117for those too.
112</pre>
113
114<p> 118</p>
115If we continue with this, we would end up with the following three lines (for 119
116<path>/boot</path>, <path>/</path> and the swap partition):
117</p> 120<p>
121Now use the <e>example</e> below to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>:
122</p>
118 123
119<pre caption="Three /etc/fstab lines"> 124<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='HPPA'">
120/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 125<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
121/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 126/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
122/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 127/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
123</pre>
124 128
125<p> 129/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
126To finish up, you should add a rule for <path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c>
127(required) and for your CD-ROM drive (and of course, if you have other
128partitions or drives, for those too):
129</p> 130</pre>
130 131
131<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example"> 132<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='Alpha' or func:keyval('arch')='MIPS' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
132/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 133<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
133/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 134/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
134/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 135/dev/sda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
135 136
136none /proc proc defaults 0 0 137/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
137none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0 138</pre>
138 139
140<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
141/dev/sda1 / ext3 noatime 0 1
142/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
143/dev/sda4 /usr ext3 noatime 0 2
144/dev/sda5 /var ext3 noatime 0 2
145/dev/sda6 /home ext3 noatime 0 2
146
147<comment># You must add the rules for openprom</comment>
148openprom /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
149
139/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0 150/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
151</pre>
152
153<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC' or
154func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
155/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
156/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
157
158/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
140</pre> 159</pre>
141 160
142<p> 161<p>
143<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for 162<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for
144removable media as they can be created with one of many filesystems) and 163removable media as they can be created with one of many filesystems) and
145<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD. 164<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD.
146</p> 165</p>
147 166
148<p> 167<p>
149Now use the above example to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>. If you are a 168To improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
150<b>SPARC</b>-user, you should add the following line to your 169mount option, which results in a faster system since access times
151<path>/etc/fstab</path> 170aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway).
152too:
153</p>
154
155<pre caption="Adding openprom filesystem to /etc/fstab">
156none /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
157</pre> 171</p>
158 172
159<p> 173<p>
160Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue. 174Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue.
161</p> 175</p>
162 176
164</subsection> 178</subsection>
165</section> 179</section>
166<section> 180<section>
167<title>Networking Information</title> 181<title>Networking Information</title>
168<subsection> 182<subsection>
169<title>Hostname, Domainname etc.</title> 183<title>Host name, Domainname, etc</title>
170<body> 184<body>
171 185
172<p> 186<p>
173One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be 187One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be
174quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the 188quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the
175appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you 189appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you
176choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system 190choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
177<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 191<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
178</p> 192</p>
179 193
180<p>
181We use these values in the next examples. First we set the hostname:
182</p>
183
184<pre caption="Setting the hostname"> 194<pre caption="Setting the host name">
185# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i> 195# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i>
186 196
187<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your hostname)</comment> 197<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment>
188HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>" 198HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>"
189</pre> 199</pre>
190 200
191<p> 201<p>
192Second we set the domainname: 202Second, <e>if</e> you need a domainname, set it in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>.
203You only need a domain if your ISP or network administrator says so, or if you
204have a DNS server but not a DHCP server. You don't need to worry about DNS or
205domainnames if your networking is setup for DHCP.
193</p> 206</p>
194 207
195<pre caption="Setting the domainname"> 208<pre caption="Setting the domainname">
196# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 209# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
197 210
198<comment>(Set the DNSDOMAIN variable to your domain name)</comment> 211<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment>
199DNSDOMAIN="<i>homenetwork</i>" 212dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>"
200</pre> 213</pre>
214
215<note>
216If you choose not to set a domainname, you can get rid of the "This is
217hostname.(none)" messages at your login screen by editing
218<path>/etc/issue</path>. Just delete the string <c>.\O</c> from that file.
219</note>
201 220
202<p> 221<p>
203If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have 222If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have
204one), you need to define that one too: 223one), you need to define that one too:
205</p> 224</p>
206 225
207<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname"> 226<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname">
208# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 227# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
209 228
210<comment>(Set the NISDOMAIN variable to your NIS domain name)</comment> 229<comment>(Set the nis_domain variable to your NIS domain name)</comment>
211NISDOMAIN="<i>my-nisdomain</i>" 230nis_domain_lo="<i>my-nisdomain</i>"
212</pre>
213
214<p>
215Now add the <c>domainname</c> script to the default runlevel:
216</p> 231</pre>
217 232
218<pre caption="Adding domainname to the default runlevel"> 233<note>
219# <i>rc-update add domainname default</i> 234For more information on configuring DNS and NIS, please read the examples
220</pre> 235provided in <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>. Also, you may want to emerge
236<c>openresolv</c> to help manage your DNS/NIS setup.
237</note>
221 238
222</body> 239</body>
223</subsection> 240</subsection>
224<subsection> 241<subsection>
225<title>Configuring your Network</title> 242<title>Configuring your Network</title>
245commented example that covers many different configurations is available in 262commented example that covers many different configurations is available in
246<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>. 263<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
247</p> 264</p>
248 265
249<p> 266<p>
250DHCP is used by default and does not require any further configuration. 267DHCP is used by default. For DHCP to work, you will need to install a DHCP
268client. This is described later in <uri
269link="?part=1&amp;chap=9#networking-tools">Installing Necessary System
270Tools</uri>. Do not forget to install a DHCP client.
251</p> 271</p>
252 272
253<p> 273<p>
254If you need to configure your network connection either because you need 274If you need to configure your network connection either because you need
255specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open 275specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open
277to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>: 297to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>:
278</p> 298</p>
279 299
280<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0"> 300<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0">
281config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 brd 192.168.0.255" ) 301config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 brd 192.168.0.255" )
282routes_eth0=( "default gw 192.168.0.1" ) 302routes_eth0=( "default via 192.168.0.1" )
283</pre> 303</pre>
284 304
285<p> 305<p>
286To use DHCP and add specific DHCP options, define <c>config_eth0</c> and 306To use DHCP, define <c>config_eth0</c>:
287<c>dhcp_eth0</c>:
288</p> 307</p>
289 308
290<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0"> 309<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0">
291config_eth0=( "dhcp" ) 310config_eth0=( "dhcp" )
292dhcp_eth0="nodns nontp nonis"
293</pre> 311</pre>
294 312
295<p> 313<p>
296Please read <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path> for a list of all available 314Please read <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path> for a list of all available
297options. 315options. Be sure to also read your DHCP client manpage if you need to set
316specific DHCP options.
298</p> 317</p>
299 318
300<p> 319<p>
301If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for 320If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for
302<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc. 321<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc.
312<title>Automatically Start Networking at Boot</title> 331<title>Automatically Start Networking at Boot</title>
313<body> 332<body>
314 333
315<p> 334<p>
316To have your network interfaces activated at boot, you need to add them to the 335To have your network interfaces activated at boot, you need to add them to the
317default runlevel. If you have PCMCIA interfaces you should skip this action as 336default runlevel.
318the PCMCIA interfaces are started by the PCMCIA init script.
319</p> 337</p>
320 338
321<pre caption="Adding net.eth0 to the default runlevel"> 339<pre caption="Adding net.eth0 to the default runlevel">
322# <i>rc-update add net.eth0 default</i> 340# <i>rc-update add net.eth0 default</i>
323</pre> 341</pre>
328use <c>ln</c> to do this: 346use <c>ln</c> to do this:
329</p> 347</p>
330 348
331<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts"> 349<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts">
332# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 350# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
333# <i>ln -s net.eth0 net.eth1</i> 351# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth1</i>
334# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i> 352# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i>
335</pre> 353</pre>
336 354
337</body> 355</body>
338</subsection> 356</subsection>
340<title>Writing Down Network Information</title> 358<title>Writing Down Network Information</title>
341<body> 359<body>
342 360
343<p> 361<p>
344You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in 362You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in
345<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving hostnames to IP addresses 363<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving host names to IP addresses for
346for hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. For instance, if your 364hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. You need to define your system.
347internal network consists of three PCs called <c>jenny</c> (192.168.0.5), 365You may also want to define other systems on your network if you don't want to
348<c>benny</c> (192.168.0.6) and <c>tux</c> (192.168.0.7 - this system) you would 366set up your own internal DNS system.
349open <path>/etc/hosts</path> and fill in the values:
350</p> 367</p>
351 368
352<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts"> 369<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts">
353# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i> 370# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i>
354</pre> 371</pre>
355 372
356<pre caption="Filling in the networking information"> 373<pre caption="Filling in the networking information">
357127.0.0.1 localhost 374<comment>(This defines the current system)</comment>
375127.0.0.1 tux.homenetwork tux localhost
376
377<comment>(Define extra systems on your network,
378they need to have a static IP to be defined this way.)</comment>
358192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny 379192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny
359192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny 380192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny
360192.168.0.7 tux.homenetwork tux
361</pre>
362
363<p>
364If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name
365resolution) a single line is sufficient. For instance, if you want to call your
366system <c>tux</c>:
367</p>
368
369<pre caption="/etc/hosts for lonely or fully integrated PCs">
370127.0.0.1 localhost tux
371</pre> 381</pre>
372 382
373<p> 383<p>
374Save and exit the editor to continue. 384Save and exit the editor to continue.
375</p> 385</p>
376 386
377<p> 387<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
378If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri 388If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri
379link="#doc_chap3">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the 389link="#sysinfo">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the
380following topic on PCMCIA. 390following topic on PCMCIA.
381</p> 391</p>
382 392
383</body> 393</body>
384</subsection> 394</subsection>
385<subsection> 395<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
386<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title> 396<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title>
387<body> 397<body>
388 398
389<note>
390pcmcia-cs is only available for x86, amd64 and ppc platforms.
391</note>
392
393<p> 399<p>
394PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. This also 400PCMCIA users should first install the <c>pcmciautils</c> package.
395includes users who will be working with a 2.6 kernel (even though they won't be
396using the PCMCIA drivers from this package). The <c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary
397to avoid installing xorg-x11 at this moment:
398</p> 401</p>
399 402
400<pre caption="Installing pcmcia-cs"> 403<pre caption="Installing pcmciautils">
401# <i>USE="-X" emerge pcmcia-cs</i> 404# <i>emerge pcmciautils</i>
402</pre>
403
404<p>
405When <c>pcmcia-cs</c> is installed, add <c>pcmcia</c> to the <e>default</e>
406runlevel:
407</p>
408
409<pre caption="Adding pcmcia to the default runlevel">
410# <i>rc-update add pcmcia default</i>
411</pre> 405</pre>
412 406
413</body> 407</body>
414</subsection> 408</subsection>
415</section> 409</section>
416<section> 410
411<section id="sysinfo">
417<title>System Information</title> 412<title>System Information</title>
418<subsection> 413<subsection>
419<title>Root Password</title> 414<title>Root Password</title>
420<body> 415<body>
421 416
423First we set the root password by typing: 418First we set the root password by typing:
424</p> 419</p>
425 420
426<pre caption="Setting the root password"> 421<pre caption="Setting the root password">
427# <i>passwd</i> 422# <i>passwd</i>
428</pre>
429
430<p>
431If you want root to be able to log on through the serial console, add
432<c>tts/0</c> to <path>/etc/securetty</path>:
433</p>
434
435<pre caption="Adding tts/0 to /etc/securetty">
436# <i>echo "tts/0" &gt;&gt; /etc/securetty</i>
437</pre> 423</pre>
438 424
439</body> 425</body>
440</subsection> 426</subsection>
441<subsection> 427<subsection>
473<p> 459<p>
474Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong 460Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong
475<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard. 461<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard.
476</p> 462</p>
477 463
478<note> 464<note test="substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
479Users of USB-based <b>SPARC</b> systems and <b>SPARC</b> clones might need to
480select an i386 keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap". <b>PPC</b> uses x86
481keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use ADB keymaps on boot 465PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use ADB
482have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have to set a mac/ppc 466keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have to
483keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>. 467set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>.
484</note> 468</note>
485 469
486<p> 470<p>
487When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and 471When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and
488exit. 472exit.
496<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock"> 480<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock">
497# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i> 481# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i>
498</pre> 482</pre>
499 483
500<p> 484<p>
501If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c> to 485If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c>
502the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew. Furthermore, Windows 486to the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew.
503assumes that your hardware clock uses local time, so if you want to dualboot, 487</p>
504you should set this variable appropriately, otherwise your clock will go crazy. 488
489<p>
490You should define the timezone that you previously copied to
491<path>/etc/localtime</path> so that further upgrades of the
492<c>sys-libs/timezone-data</c> package can update <path>/etc/localtime</path>
493automatically. For instance, if you used the GMT timezone, you would add
494<c>TIMEZONE="GMT"</c>
505</p> 495</p>
506 496
507<p> 497<p>
508When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and 498When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and
509exit. 499exit.
510</p> 500</p>
511 501
502<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='PPC64')">
503Please continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System
504Tools</uri>.
512<p> 505</p>
513If you are not installing Gentoo on IBM PPC64 hardware, continue with
514<uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System Tools</uri>.
515</p>
516 506
517</body> 507</body>
518</subsection>
519<subsection> 508</subsection>
509<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
520<title>Configuring the Console</title> 510<title>Configuring the Console</title>
521<body> 511<body>
522 512
523<note>
524The following section applies to the IBM PPC64 hardware platforms.
525</note>
526
527<p> 513<p>
528If you are running Gentoo on IBM PPC64 hardware and using a virtual console 514If you are using a virtual console, you must uncomment the appropriate line in
529you must uncomment the appropriate line in <path>/etc/inittab</path> for the 515<path>/etc/inittab</path> for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
530virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
531</p> 516</p>
532 517
533<pre caption="Enabling hvc or hvsi support in /etc/inittab"> 518<pre caption="Enabling hvc or hvsi support in /etc/inittab">
534hvc0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 hvc0 519hvc0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 hvc0
535hvsi:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 hvsi0 520hvsi:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 hvsi0

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