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6<sections> 9<sections>
7<section>
8<title>Timezone</title>
9<body>
10
11<p>
12You now need to select your timezone so that your system knows where it is
13located. Look for your timezone in <path>/usr/share/zoneinfo</path>, then make a
14symlink to <path>/etc/localtime</path> using <c>ln</c>:
15</p>
16
17<pre caption="Setting the timezone information">
18# <i>ls /usr/share/zoneinfo</i>
19<comment>(Suppose you want to use GMT:)</comment>
20# <i>ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT /etc/localtime</i>
21</pre>
22
23</body>
24</section>
25<section> 10<section>
26<title>Filesystem Information</title> 11<title>Filesystem Information</title>
27<subsection> 12<subsection>
28<title>What is fstab?</title> 13<title>What is fstab?</title>
29<body> 14<body>
41<subsection> 26<subsection>
42<title>Creating /etc/fstab</title> 27<title>Creating /etc/fstab</title>
43<body> 28<body>
44 29
45<p> 30<p>
46<path>/etc/fstab</path> uses a special syntaxis. Every line consists of six 31<path>/etc/fstab</path> uses a special syntax. Every line consists of six
47fields, separated by whitespace (space(s), tabs or a mixture). Each field has 32fields, separated by whitespace (space(s), tabs or a mixture). Each field has
48its own meaning: 33its own meaning:
49</p> 34</p>
50 35
51<ul> 36<ul>
69<li> 54<li>
70 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to 55 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to
71 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero). 56 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero).
72</li> 57</li>
73<li> 58<li>
74 The sixth field is used by <c>fsck</c> the order in which filesystems should 59 The sixth field is used by <c>fsck</c> to determine the order in which
75 be <b>check</b>ed if the system wasn't shut down properly. The root filesystem 60 filesystems should be <b>check</b>ed if the system wasn't shut down properly.
76 should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c> (or <c>0</c> in case 61 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c>
77 a filesystem check isn't necessary). 62 (or <c>0</c> in case a filesystem check isn't necessary).
78</li> 63</li>
79</ul> 64</ul>
80 65
81<p> 66<p>
82So start <c>nano</c> (or your favorite editor) to create your 67So start <c>nano</c> (or your favorite editor) to create your
86<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab"> 71<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab">
87# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i> 72# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i>
88</pre> 73</pre>
89 74
90<p> 75<p>
91Lets take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path> 76Let us take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path>
92partition. This is just an example, so if your architecture doesn't require a 77partition. This is just an example, so if your architecture doesn't require a
93<path>/boot</path> partition, don't copy it verbatim. 78<path>/boot</path> partition (such as <b>PPC</b>), don't copy it verbatim.
94</p> 79</p>
95 80
96<p> 81<p>
97In our default x86 partitioning example <path>/boot</path> is the 82In our default x86 partitioning example <path>/boot</path> is the
98<path>/dev/hda1</path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as filesystem. It shouldn't 83<path>/dev/hda1</path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as filesystem.
99be mounted automatically (<c>noauto</c>) but does need to be checked. So we 84It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
100would write down:
101</p> 85</p>
102 86
103<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 87<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab">
104/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto 1 2 88/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
89</pre>
90
91<p>
92Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted
93automatically. Those people should substitute <c>defaults</c> with
94<c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to manually mount this partition
95every time you want to use it.
105</pre> 96</p>
106 97
107<p> 98<p>
108Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c> 99Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
109option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times 100option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times
110aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway): 101aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
148<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD. 139<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD.
149</p> 140</p>
150 141
151<p> 142<p>
152Now use the above example to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>. If you are a 143Now use the above example to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>. If you are a
153SPARC-user, you should add the following line to your <path>/etc/fstab</path> 144<b>SPARC</b>-user, you should add the following line to your
145<path>/etc/fstab</path>
154too: 146too:
155</p> 147</p>
156 148
157<pre caption="Adding openprom filesystem to /etc/fstab"> 149<pre caption="Adding openprom filesystem to /etc/fstab">
158none /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0 150none /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
165<pre caption="Adding usbfs filesystem to /etc/fstab"> 157<pre caption="Adding usbfs filesystem to /etc/fstab">
166none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0 158none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
167</pre> 159</pre>
168 160
169<p> 161<p>
170Reread your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue. 162Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue.
171</p> 163</p>
172 164
173</body> 165</body>
174</subsection> 166</subsection>
175</section> 167</section>
178<subsection> 170<subsection>
179<title>Hostname, Domainname etc.</title> 171<title>Hostname, Domainname etc.</title>
180<body> 172<body>
181 173
182<p> 174<p>
183One of the choices the user has to make is name his PC. This seems to be quite 175One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be
184easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the appropriate 176quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the
185name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you choose can 177appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you
186be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system 178choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
187<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 179<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
188</p> 180</p>
189 181
190<p> 182<p>
191We use these values in the next examples. First we set the hostname: 183We use these values in the next examples. First we set the hostname:
257iface_eth0="<i>&lt;your ip address&gt;</i> broadcast <i>&lt;your broadcast address&gt;</i> netmask <i>&lt;your netmask&gt;</i>" 249iface_eth0="<i>&lt;your ip address&gt;</i> broadcast <i>&lt;your broadcast address&gt;</i> netmask <i>&lt;your netmask&gt;</i>"
258</pre> 250</pre>
259 251
260<p> 252<p>
261If you use DHCP (automatic IP retrieval), you should just set <c>iface_eth0</c> 253If you use DHCP (automatic IP retrieval), you should just set <c>iface_eth0</c>
254to <c>dhcp</c>. If you use rp-pppoe (e.g. for ADSL), set it to <c>up</c>.
262to <c>dhcp</c>. However, if you need to setup your network manually and you're 255If you need to setup your network manually and you're
263not familiar with all the above terms, please read the section on <uri 256not familiar with all the above terms, please read the section on <uri
264link="?part=1&amp;chap=3#doc_chap4_sect3">Understanding Network 257link="?part=1&amp;chap=3#doc_chap4_sect3">Understanding Network
265Terminology</uri> if you haven't done so already. 258Terminology</uri> if you haven't done so already.
266</p> 259</p>
267 260
268<p> 261<p>
269So lets give two examples; the first one uses DHCP, the second one a static IP 262So let us give three examples; the first one uses DHCP, the second one a static
270(192.168.0.2) with netmask 255.255.255.0, broadcast 192.168.0.255 and gateway 263IP (192.168.0.2) with netmask 255.255.255.0, broadcast 192.168.0.255 and
271192.168.0.1: 264gateway 192.168.0.1 while the third one just activates the interface for
265rp-pppoe usage:
272</p> 266</p>
273 267
274<pre caption="Examples for /etc/conf.d/net"> 268<pre caption="Examples for /etc/conf.d/net">
275<comment>(For DHCP:)</comment> 269<comment>(For DHCP)</comment>
276iface_eth0="dhcp" 270iface_eth0="dhcp"
271<comment># Some network admins require that you use the</comment>
272<comment># hostname and domainname provided by the DHCP server.</comment>
273<comment># In that case, add the following to let dhcpcd use them.</comment>
274<comment># That will override your own hostname and domainname definitions.</comment>
275dhcpcd_eth0="-HD"
276<comment># If you intend on using NTP to keep your machine clock synchronized, use</comment>
277<comment># the -N option to prevent dhcpcd from overwriting your /etc/ntp.conf file</comment>
278dhcpcd_eth0="-N"
277 279
278<comment>(For static IP:)</comment> 280<comment>(For static IP)</comment>
279iface_eth0="192.168.0.2 broadcast 192.168.0.255 netmask 255.255.255.0" 281iface_eth0="192.168.0.2 broadcast 192.168.0.255 netmask 255.255.255.0"
280gateway="eth0/192.168.0.1" 282gateway="eth0/192.168.0.1"
283
284<comment>(For rp-pppoe)</comment>
285iface_eth0="up"
281</pre> 286</pre>
282 287
283<p> 288<p>
284If you have several network interfaces, create extra <c>iface_eth</c> variables, 289If you have several network interfaces, create extra <c>iface_eth</c> variables,
285like <c>iface_eth1</c>, <c>iface_eth2</c> etc. The <c>gateway</c> variable 290like <c>iface_eth1</c>, <c>iface_eth2</c> etc. The <c>gateway</c> variable
337# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i> 342# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i>
338</pre> 343</pre>
339 344
340<pre caption="Filling in the networking information"> 345<pre caption="Filling in the networking information">
341127.0.0.1 localhost 346127.0.0.1 localhost
342192.168.0.5 jenny 347192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny
343192.168.0.6 benny 348192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny
344192.168.0.7 tux 349192.168.0.7 tux.homenetwork tux
345</pre> 350</pre>
346 351
347<p> 352<p>
348If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name 353If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name
349resolution) a single line is sufficient: 354resolution) a single line is sufficient. For instance, if you want to call your
355system <c>tux.homenetwork</c>:
350</p> 356</p>
351 357
352<pre caption="/etc/hosts for lonely or fully integrated PCs"> 358<pre caption="/etc/hosts for lonely or fully integrated PCs">
353127.0.0.1 localhost tux 359127.0.0.1 tux.homenetwork tux localhost
354</pre> 360</pre>
355 361
356<p> 362<p>
357Save and exit the editor to continue. 363Save and exit the editor to continue.
358</p> 364</p>
359 365
360<p> 366<p>
361If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri 367If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri
362link="#doc_chap4">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the 368link="#doc_chap3">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the
363following topic on PCMCIA. 369following topic on PCMCIA.
364</p> 370</p>
365 371
366</body> 372</body>
367</subsection> 373</subsection>
368<subsection> 374<subsection>
369<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title> 375<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title>
370<body> 376<body>
371 377
378<note>
379pcmcia-cs is only available for x86, amd64 and ppc platforms.
380</note>
381
372<p> 382<p>
373PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package: 383PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. The
384<c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary to avoid installing xorg-x11 at this moment:
374</p> 385</p>
375 386
376<pre caption="Installing pcmcia-cs"> 387<pre caption="Installing pcmcia-cs">
377# <i>emerge --usepkg pcmcia-cs</i> 388# <i>USE="-X" emerge pcmcia-cs</i>
378</pre> 389</pre>
379 390
380<p> 391<p>
381When <c>pcmcia-cs</c> is installed, add <c>pcmcia</c> to the <e>boot</e> 392When <c>pcmcia-cs</c> is installed, add <c>pcmcia</c> to the <e>default</e>
382runlevel: 393runlevel:
383</p> 394</p>
384 395
385<pre caption="Adding pcmcia to the boot runlevel"> 396<pre caption="Adding pcmcia to the default runlevel">
386# <i>rc-update add pcmcia boot</i> 397# <i>rc-update add pcmcia default</i>
387</pre> 398</pre>
388 399
389</body> 400</body>
390</subsection> 401</subsection>
391</section> 402</section>
402# <i>nano -w /etc/rc.conf</i> 413# <i>nano -w /etc/rc.conf</i>
403</pre> 414</pre>
404 415
405<p> 416<p>
406As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary 417As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary
407configuration variables. When you're finished configuring 418configuration variables. Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> setting: if
408<path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit to continue. 419you select the wrong <c>KEYMAP</c> you will get weird results when typing on
420your keyboard.
421</p>
422
423<note>
424Users of USB-based <b>SPARC</b> systems and <b>SPARC</b> clones might need to
425select an i386 keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap".
426</note>
427
428<p>
429<b>PPC</b> uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use
430ADB keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have
431to set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>rc.conf</path>.
432</p>
433
434<p>
435When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit, then
436continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Configuring the Bootloader</uri>.
409</p> 437</p>
410 438
411</body> 439</body>
412</section> 440</section>
413</sections> 441</sections>

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