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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Filesystem Information</title> 11<title>Filesystem Information</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
88/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2 88/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
89</pre> 89</pre>
90 90
91<p> 91<p>
92Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted 92Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted
93automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should 93automatically. Those people should substitute <c>defaults</c> with
94substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to 94<c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to manually mount this partition
95manually mount this partition every time you want to use it. 95every time you want to use it.
96</p> 96</p>
97 97
98<p> 98<p>
99Now, 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>
100option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times 100option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times
101aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway): 101aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
102</p> 102</p>
103 103
104<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 104<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab">
105/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 105/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
106</pre> 106</pre>
107 107
108<p> 108<p>
109If we continue with this, we would end up with the following three lines (for 109If we continue with this, we would end up with the following three lines (for
110<path>/boot</path>, <path>/</path> and the swap partition): 110<path>/boot</path>, <path>/</path> and the swap partition):
111</p> 111</p>
112 112
113<pre caption="Three /etc/fstab lines"> 113<pre caption="Three /etc/fstab lines">
114/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 114/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
115/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 115/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
116/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 116/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
117</pre> 117</pre>
118 118
119<p> 119<p>
121(required) and for your CD-ROM drive (and of course, if you have other 121(required) and for your CD-ROM drive (and of course, if you have other
122partitions or drives, for those too): 122partitions or drives, for those too):
123</p> 123</p>
124 124
125<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example"> 125<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example">
126/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 126/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
127/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 127/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
128/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 128/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
129 129
130none /proc proc defaults 0 0 130none /proc proc defaults 0 0
131none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 131none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
400</body> 400</body>
401</subsection> 401</subsection>
402</section> 402</section>
403<section> 403<section>
404<title>System Information</title> 404<title>System Information</title>
405<subsection>
406<title>Root Password</title>
407<body>
408
409<p>
410First we set the root password by typing:
411</p>
412
413<pre caption="Setting the root password">
414# <i>passwd</i>
415</pre>
416
417<p>
418If you want root to be able to log on through the serial console, add
419<c>tts/0</c> to <path>/etc/securetty</path>:
420</p>
421
422<pre caption="Adding tts/0 to /etc/securetty">
423# <i>echo "tts/0" &gt;&gt; /etc/securetty</i>
424</pre>
425
426</body>
427</subsection>
428<subsection>
429<title>System Information</title>
405<body> 430<body>
406 431
407<p> 432<p>
408Gentoo uses <path>/etc/rc.conf</path> for general, system-wide configuration. 433Gentoo uses <path>/etc/rc.conf</path> for general, system-wide configuration.
409Open up <path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and enjoy all the comments in that file :) 434Open up <path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and enjoy all the comments in that file :)
431to set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>rc.conf</path>. 456to set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>rc.conf</path>.
432</p> 457</p>
433 458
434<p> 459<p>
435When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit, then 460When 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>. 461continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System
462Tools</uri>.
437</p> 463</p>
438 464
439</body> 465</body>
466</subsection>
440</section> 467</section>
441</sections> 468</sections>

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