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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.9</version> 11<version>7.4</version>
12<date>2005-06-24</date> 12<date>2006-10-20</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 mountpoints 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
41<li> 41<li>
42 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device 42 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device
43 file) 43 file)
44</li> 44</li>
45<li> 45<li>
46 The second field shows the <b>mountpoint</b> at which the partition should be 46 The second field shows the <b>mount point</b> at which the partition should be
47 mounted 47 mounted
48</li> 48</li>
49<li> 49<li>
50 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition 50 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition
51</li> 51</li>
52<li> 52<li>
53 The fourth field shows the <b>mountoptions</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it 53 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, 54 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 55 you are encouraged to read the mount man page (<c>man mount</c>) for a full
56 listing. Multiple mountoptions are comma-separated. 56 listing. Multiple mount options are comma-separated.
57</li> 57</li>
58<li> 58<li>
59 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to 59 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). 60 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero).
61</li> 61</li>
65 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c> 65 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). 66 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary).
67</li> 67</li>
68</ul> 68</ul>
69 69
70<p> 70<impo>
71The default <path>/etc/fstab</path> file provided by Gentoo <e>is no valid fstab 71The 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 72fstab file</e>, You <b>have to create</b> your own <path>/etc/fstab</path>.
73<path>/etc/fstab</path>: 73</impo>
74</p>
75 74
76<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab"> 75<pre caption="Opening /etc/fstab">
77# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i> 76# <i>nano -w /etc/fstab</i>
78</pre> 77</pre>
79 78
79</body>
80<body test="func:keyval('/boot')">
81
80<p> 82<p>
81Let us take a look at how we write down the options for the <path>/boot</path> 83Let 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 84partition. This is just an example, if you didn't or couldn't create a
83<path>/boot</path> partition (such as <b>PPC</b>), don't copy it verbatim. 85<path>/boot</path>, don't copy it.
84</p>
85
86<p> 86</p>
87
88<p test="contains(func:keyval('/boot'), '/dev/hd')">
87In our default x86 partitioning example <path>/boot</path> is the 89In our default <keyval id="arch"/> partitioning example, <path>/boot</path> is
88<path>/dev/hda1</path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as filesystem. 90usually the <path><keyval id="/boot"/></path> partition (or
91<path>/dev/sda*</path> if you use SCSI or SATA drives), with <c>ext2</c> as
89It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down: 92filesystem. It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
93</p>
94
95<p test="contains(func:keyval('/boot'), '/dev/sd')">
96In our default <keyval id="arch"/> partitioning example, <path>/boot</path> is
97usually the <path><keyval id="/boot"/></path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as
98filesystem. It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
90</p> 99</p>
91 100
92<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 101<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab">
93/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2 102<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
94</pre> 103</pre>
95 104
96<p> 105<p>
97Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted 106Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted
98automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should 107automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should
99substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to 108substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to
100manually mount this partition every time you want to use it. 109manually mount this partition every time you want to use it.
101</p> 110</p>
102 111
112</body>
113<body>
114
115<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='SPARC')">
116Add the rules that match your partitioning scheme and append rules for
117<path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c>, for your CD-ROM drive(s), and of course, if
118you have other partitions or drives, for those too.
103<p> 119</p>
104Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
105option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times
106aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
107</p>
108 120
109<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 121<p test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
110/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 122Add the rules that match your partitioning schema and append rules for
111</pre> 123<path>/proc/openprom</path>, <path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c> , for your CD-ROM
112 124drive(s), and of course, if you have other partitions or drives, for those too.
113<p> 125</p>
114If we continue with this, we would end up with the following three lines (for 126
115<path>/boot</path>, <path>/</path> and the swap partition):
116</p> 127<p>
117 128Now use the <e>example</e> below to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>:
118<pre caption="Three /etc/fstab lines">
119/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
120/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
121/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
122</pre>
123
124<p> 129</p>
125To finish up, you should add a rule for <path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c>
126(required) and for your CD-ROM drive (and of course, if you have other
127partitions or drives, for those too):
128</p>
129 130
130<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example"> 131<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86'">
131/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 132<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
132/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 133/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
133/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 134/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
134 135
135none /proc proc defaults 0 0 136none /proc proc defaults 0 0
136none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0 137none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
137 138
139/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
140</pre>
141
142<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='HPPA'">
143<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
144/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
145/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
146
147none /proc proc defaults 0 0
148none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
149
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')='Alpha' or func:keyval('arch')='MIPS'">
154<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
155/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
156/dev/sda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
157
158none /proc proc defaults 0 0
159none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
160
161/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
162</pre>
163
164<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
165/dev/sda1 / ext3 noatime 0 1
166/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
167/dev/sda4 /usr ext3 noatime 0 2
168/dev/sda5 /var ext3 noatime 0 2
169/dev/sda6 /home ext3 noatime 0 2
170
171none /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
172none /proc proc defaults 0 0
173none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
174
138/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0 175/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
176</pre>
177
178<note test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC'">
179There are important variations between PPC machine types. Please make sure you
180adapt the following example to your system.
181</note>
182
183<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC'">
184/dev/hda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
185/dev/hda3 none swap sw 0 0
186
187none /proc proc defaults 0 0
188none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
189
190/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
191</pre>
192
193<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
194/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
195/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
196
197none /proc proc defaults 0 0
198none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
199
200/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
139</pre> 201</pre>
140 202
141<p> 203<p>
142<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for 204<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for
143removable media as they can be created with one of many filesystems) and 205removable media as they can be created with one of many filesystems) and
144<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD. 206<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD.
145</p> 207</p>
146 208
147<p> 209<p>
148Now use the above example to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>. If you are a 210To improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
149<b>SPARC</b>-user, you should add the following line to your 211mount option, which results in a faster system since access times
150<path>/etc/fstab</path> 212aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway).
151too:
152</p>
153
154<pre caption="Adding openprom filesystem to /etc/fstab">
155none /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
156</pre> 213</p>
157 214
158<p> 215<p>
159Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue. 216Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue.
160</p> 217</p>
161 218
163</subsection> 220</subsection>
164</section> 221</section>
165<section> 222<section>
166<title>Networking Information</title> 223<title>Networking Information</title>
167<subsection> 224<subsection>
168<title>Hostname, Domainname etc.</title> 225<title>Host name, Domainname, etc</title>
169<body> 226<body>
170 227
171<p> 228<p>
172One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be 229One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be
173quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the 230quite easy, but <e>lots</e> of users are having difficulties finding the
174appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you 231appropriate name for their Linux-pc. To speed things up, know that any name you
175choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system 232choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
176<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 233<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
177</p> 234</p>
178 235
179<p>
180We use these values in the next examples. First we set the hostname:
181</p>
182
183<pre caption="Setting the hostname"> 236<pre caption="Setting the host name">
184# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i> 237# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i>
185 238
186<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your hostname)</comment> 239<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment>
187HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>" 240HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>"
188</pre> 241</pre>
189 242
190<p> 243<p>
191Second we set the domainname: 244Second we set the domainname in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>:
192</p> 245</p>
193 246
194<pre caption="Setting the domainname"> 247<pre caption="Setting the domainname">
195# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 248# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
196 249
197<comment>(Set the DNSDOMAIN variable to your domain name)</comment> 250<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment>
198DNSDOMAIN="<i>homenetwork</i>" 251dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>"
199</pre> 252</pre>
200 253
201<p> 254<p>
202If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have 255If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have
203one), you need to define that one too: 256one), you need to define that one too:
204</p> 257</p>
205 258
206<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname"> 259<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname">
207# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 260# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
208 261
209<comment>(Set the NISDOMAIN variable to your NIS domain name)</comment> 262<comment>(Set the nis_domain variable to your NIS domain name)</comment>
210NISDOMAIN="<i>my-nisdomain</i>" 263nis_domain_lo="<i>my-nisdomain</i>"
211</pre>
212
213<p>
214Now add the <c>domainname</c> script to the default runlevel:
215</p> 264</pre>
216 265
217<pre caption="Adding domainname to the default runlevel"> 266<note>
218# <i>rc-update add domainname default</i> 267For more information on configuring DNS and NIS, please read the examples
219</pre> 268provided in <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
269</note>
220 270
221</body> 271</body>
222</subsection> 272</subsection>
223<subsection> 273<subsection>
224<title>Configuring your Network</title> 274<title>Configuring your Network</title>
231your Gentoo system permanently. 281your Gentoo system permanently.
232</p> 282</p>
233 283
234<note> 284<note>
235More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like 285More detailed information about networking, including advanced topics like
236bonding, bridging, 802.11q VLANs or wireless networking is covered in the <uri 286bonding, bridging, 802.1Q VLANs or wireless networking is covered in the <uri
237link="?part=4">Gentoo Network Configuration</uri> section. 287link="?part=4">Gentoo Network Configuration</uri> section.
238</note> 288</note>
239 289
240<p> 290<p>
241All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses 291All networking information is gathered in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>. It uses
242a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up 292a straightforward yet not intuitive syntax if you don't know how to set up
243networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything :) 293networking manually. But don't fear, we'll explain everything. A fully
244</p> 294commented example that covers many different configurations is available in
245 295<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
246<p> 296</p>
297
298<p>
299DHCP is used by default. For DHCP to work, you will need to install a DHCP
300client. This is described later in <uri
301link="?part=1&amp;chap=9#networking-tools">Installing Necessary System
302Tools</uri>. Do not forget to install a DHCP client.
303</p>
304
305<p>
306If you need to configure your network connection either because you need
307specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open
247First open <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> 308<path>/etc/conf.d/net</path> with your favorite editor (<c>nano</c> is used in
248is used in this example): 309this example):
249</p> 310</p>
250 311
251<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing"> 312<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/net for editing">
252# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i> 313# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
253</pre> 314</pre>
254 315
255<p> 316<p>
256The first variable you'll find is called <c>config_eth0</c>. As you can probably 317You will see the following file:
257imagine, this variable configured the eth0 network interface. If the interface 318</p>
258needs to automatically obtain an IP address through DHCP, you should set it 319
259like so: 320<pre caption="Default /etc/conf.d/net">
321# This blank configuration will automatically use DHCP for any net.*
322# scripts in /etc/init.d. To create a more complete configuration,
323# please review /etc/conf.d/net.example and save your configuration
324# in /etc/conf.d/net (this file :]!).
325</pre>
326
327<p>
328To enter your own IP address, netmask and gateway, you need
329to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>:
330</p>
331
332<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0">
333config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 brd 192.168.0.255" )
334routes_eth0=( "default gw 192.168.0.1" )
335</pre>
336
337<p>
338To use DHCP and add specific DHCP options, define <c>config_eth0</c> and
339<c>dhcp_eth0</c>:
260</p> 340</p>
261 341
262<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0"> 342<pre caption="Automatically obtaining an IP address for eth0">
263config_eth0=( "dhcp" ) 343config_eth0=( "dhcp" )
344dhcp_eth0="nodns nontp nonis"
264</pre> 345</pre>
265 346
266<p>
267However, if you have to enter your own IP address, netmask and gateway, you need
268to set both <c>config_eth0</c> and <c>routes_eth0</c>:
269</p> 347<p>
270 348Please read <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path> for a list of all available
271<pre caption="Manually setting IP information for eth0"> 349options.
272config_eth0=( "192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0" )
273routes_eth0=( "default gw 192.168.0.1" )
274</pre> 350</p>
275 351
276<p> 352<p>
277If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for 353If you have several network interfaces repeat the above steps for
278<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc. 354<c>config_eth1</c>, <c>config_eth2</c>, etc.
279</p> 355</p>
304use <c>ln</c> to do this: 380use <c>ln</c> to do this:
305</p> 381</p>
306 382
307<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts"> 383<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts">
308# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 384# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
309# <i>ln -s net.eth0 net.eth1</i> 385# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth1</i>
310# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i> 386# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i>
311</pre> 387</pre>
312 388
313</body> 389</body>
314</subsection> 390</subsection>
316<title>Writing Down Network Information</title> 392<title>Writing Down Network Information</title>
317<body> 393<body>
318 394
319<p> 395<p>
320You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in 396You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in
321<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving hostnames to IP addresses 397<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving host names to IP addresses for
322for hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. For instance, if your 398hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. You need to define your system.
323internal network consists of three PCs called <c>jenny</c> (192.168.0.5), 399You may also want to define other systems on your network if you don't want to
324<c>benny</c> (192.168.0.6) and <c>tux</c> (192.168.0.7 - this system) you would 400set up your own internal DNS system.
325open <path>/etc/hosts</path> and fill in the values:
326</p> 401</p>
327 402
328<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts"> 403<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts">
329# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i> 404# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i>
330</pre> 405</pre>
331 406
332<pre caption="Filling in the networking information"> 407<pre caption="Filling in the networking information">
333127.0.0.1 localhost 408<comment>(This defines the current system)</comment>
409127.0.0.1 tux.homenetwork tux localhost
410
411<comment>(Define extra systems on your network,
412they need to have a static IP to be defined this way.)</comment>
334192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny 413192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny
335192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny 414192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny
336192.168.0.7 tux.homenetwork tux
337</pre>
338
339<p>
340If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name
341resolution) a single line is sufficient. For instance, if you want to call your
342system <c>tux</c>:
343</p>
344
345<pre caption="/etc/hosts for lonely or fully integrated PCs">
346127.0.0.1 localhost tux
347</pre> 415</pre>
348 416
349<p> 417<p>
350Save and exit the editor to continue. 418Save and exit the editor to continue.
351</p> 419</p>
352 420
353<p> 421<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
354If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri 422If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri
355link="#doc_chap3">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the 423link="#sysinfo">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the
356following topic on PCMCIA. 424following topic on PCMCIA.
357</p> 425</p>
358 426
359</body> 427</body>
360</subsection> 428</subsection>
361<subsection> 429<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
362<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title> 430<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title>
363<body> 431<body>
364
365<note>
366pcmcia-cs is only available for x86, amd64 and ppc platforms.
367</note>
368 432
369<p> 433<p>
370PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. This also 434PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. This also
371includes users who will be working with a 2.6 kernel (even though they won't be 435includes users who will be working with a 2.6 kernel (even though they won't be
372using the PCMCIA drivers from this package). The <c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary 436using the PCMCIA drivers from this package). The <c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary
387</pre> 451</pre>
388 452
389</body> 453</body>
390</subsection> 454</subsection>
391</section> 455</section>
392<section> 456
457<section id="sysinfo">
393<title>System Information</title> 458<title>System Information</title>
394<subsection> 459<subsection>
395<title>Root Password</title> 460<title>Root Password</title>
396<body> 461<body>
397 462
431When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit. 496When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, save and exit.
432</p> 497</p>
433 498
434<p> 499<p>
435As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary 500As you can see, this file is well commented to help you set up the necessary
436configuration variables. Among other settings, you can configure your console 501configuration variables. You can configure your system to use unicode and
437fonts, your default editor and your display manager (like gdm or kdm). 502define your default editor and your display manager (like gdm or kdm).
438</p> 503</p>
439 504
440<p> 505<p>
441Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> to handle keyboard configuration. 506Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> to handle keyboard configuration.
442Edit it to configure your keyboard. 507Edit it to configure your keyboard.
449<p> 514<p>
450Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong 515Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong
451<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard. 516<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard.
452</p> 517</p>
453 518
454<note> 519<note test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
455Users of USB-based <b>SPARC</b> systems and <b>SPARC</b> clones might need to 520Users of USB-based SPARC systems and SPARC clones might need to select an i386
456select an i386 keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap". 521keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap".
457</note> 522</note>
458 523
459<p> 524<note test="substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
460<b>PPC</b> uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use 525PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use ADB
461ADB keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have 526keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have to
462to set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>. 527set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>.
463</p> 528</note>
464 529
465<p> 530<p>
466When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and 531When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and
467exit. 532exit.
468</p> 533</p>
475<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock"> 540<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock">
476# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i> 541# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i>
477</pre> 542</pre>
478 543
479<p> 544<p>
480If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c> to 545If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c>
481the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew. 546to the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew.
482</p> 547</p>
483 548
484<p> 549<p>
485When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and 550When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and
486exit. 551exit.
487</p> 552</p>
488 553
554<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='PPC64')">
555Please continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System
556Tools</uri>.
489<p> 557</p>
490If you are not installing Gentoo on an IBM POWER5 or JS20 system, continue with
491<uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System Tools</uri>.
492</p>
493 558
494</body> 559</body>
495</subsection>
496<subsection> 560</subsection>
561<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
497<title>Configuring the Console</title> 562<title>Configuring the Console</title>
498<body> 563<body>
499 564
500<note>
501The following section applies to the IBM POWER5 and JS20 hardware platforms.
502</note>
503
504<p>
505If you are running Gentoo in an LPAR or on a JS20 blade, you must uncomment
506the hvc line in /etc/inittab for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
507</p> 565<p>
566If you are using a virtual console, you must uncomment the appropriate line in
567<path>/etc/inittab</path> for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
568</p>
508 569
509<pre caption="Enabling hvc support in /etc/inittab"> 570<pre caption="Enabling hvc or hvsi support in /etc/inittab">
510hvc:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -nl /bin/bashlogin 9600 hvc0 vt220 571hvc0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 hvc0
572hvsi:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 hvsi0
573</pre>
574
575<p>
576You should also take this time to verify that the appropriate console is
577listed in <path>/etc/securetty</path>.
511</pre> 578</p>
512 579
513<p> 580<p>
514You may now continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary 581You may now continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary
515System Tools</uri>. 582System Tools</uri>.
516</p> 583</p>

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