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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>2.18</version> 17<version>7.7</version>
12<date>2006-03-28</date> 18<date>2007-03-11</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 test="contains(func:keyval('/boot'), '/dev/hd')">
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 (or
97<path>/dev/sda*</path> if you use SCSI or SATA drives), with <c>ext2</c> as
90It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down: 98filesystem. It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
99</p>
100
101<p test="contains(func:keyval('/boot'), '/dev/sd')">
102In our default <keyval id="arch"/> partitioning example, <path>/boot</path> is
103usually the <path><keyval id="/boot"/></path> partition, with <c>ext2</c> as
104filesystem. It needs to be checked during boot, so we would write down:
91</p> 105</p>
92 106
93<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 107<pre caption="An example /boot line for /etc/fstab">
94/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2 108<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
95</pre> 109</pre>
96 110
97<p> 111<p>
98Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted 112Some users don't want their <path>/boot</path> partition to be mounted
99automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should 113automatically to improve their system's security. Those people should
100substitute <c>defaults</c> with <c>noauto</c>. This does mean that you need to 114substitute <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. 115manually mount this partition every time you want to use it.
102</p> 116</p>
103 117
118</body>
119<body>
120
121<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='SPARC')">
122Add the rules that match your partitioning scheme and append rules for
123<path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c>, for your CD-ROM drive(s), and of course, if
124you have other partitions or drives, for those too.
104<p> 125</p>
105Now, to improve performance, most users would want to add the <c>noatime</c>
106option as mountoption, which results in a faster system since access times
107aren't registered (you don't need those generally anyway):
108</p>
109 126
110<pre caption="An improved /boot line for /etc/fstab"> 127<p test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
111/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 128Add the rules that match your partitioning schema and append rules for
112</pre> 129<path>/proc/openprom</path>, <path>/proc</path>, <c>tmpfs</c> , for your CD-ROM
113 130drive(s), and of course, if you have other partitions or drives, for those too.
114<p> 131</p>
115If we continue with this, we would end up with the following three lines (for 132
116<path>/boot</path>, <path>/</path> and the swap partition):
117</p> 133<p>
118 134Now use the <e>example</e> below to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>:
119<pre caption="Three /etc/fstab lines">
120/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
121/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
122/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
123</pre>
124
125<p> 135</p>
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>
130 136
131<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example"> 137<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86'">
132/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2 138<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
133/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0 139/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
134/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1 140/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
135 141
136none /proc proc defaults 0 0 142proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
137none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0 143shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
138 144
145/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
146</pre>
147
148<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='HPPA'">
149<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
150/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
151/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
152
153proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
154shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
155
156/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
157</pre>
158
159<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='Alpha' or func:keyval('arch')='MIPS'">
160<keyval id="/boot"/> /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
161/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
162/dev/sda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
163
164proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
165shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
166
167/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
168</pre>
169
170<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
171/dev/sda1 / ext3 noatime 0 1
172/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
173/dev/sda4 /usr ext3 noatime 0 2
174/dev/sda5 /var ext3 noatime 0 2
175/dev/sda6 /home ext3 noatime 0 2
176
177openprom /proc/openprom openpromfs defaults 0 0
178proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
179shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
180
139/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0 181/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
182</pre>
183
184<note test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC'">
185There are important variations between PPC machine types. Please make sure you
186adapt the following example to your system.
187</note>
188
189<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC'">
190/dev/hda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
191/dev/hda3 none swap sw 0 0
192
193proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
194shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
195
196/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
197</pre>
198
199<pre caption="A full /etc/fstab example" test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
200/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
201/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
202
203proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
204shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
205
206/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
140</pre> 207</pre>
141 208
142<p> 209<p>
143<c>auto</c> makes <c>mount</c> guess for the filesystem (recommended for 210<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 211removable 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. 212<c>user</c> makes it possible for non-root users to mount the CD.
146</p> 213</p>
147 214
148<p> 215<p>
149Now use the above example to create your <path>/etc/fstab</path>. If you are a 216To 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 217mount option, which results in a faster system since access times
151<path>/etc/fstab</path> 218aren'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> 219</p>
158 220
159<p> 221<p>
160Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue. 222Double-check your <path>/etc/fstab</path>, save and quit to continue.
161</p> 223</p>
162 224
164</subsection> 226</subsection>
165</section> 227</section>
166<section> 228<section>
167<title>Networking Information</title> 229<title>Networking Information</title>
168<subsection> 230<subsection>
169<title>Hostname, Domainname etc.</title> 231<title>Host name, Domainname, etc</title>
170<body> 232<body>
171 233
172<p> 234<p>
173One of the choices the user has to make is name his/her PC. This seems to be 235One 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 236quite 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 237appropriate 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 238choose can be changed afterwards. For all we care, you can just call your system
177<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>. 239<c>tux</c> and domain <c>homenetwork</c>.
178</p> 240</p>
179 241
180<p>
181We use these values in the next examples. First we set the hostname:
182</p>
183
184<pre caption="Setting the hostname"> 242<pre caption="Setting the host name">
185# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i> 243# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hostname</i>
186 244
187<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your hostname)</comment> 245<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment>
188HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>" 246HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>"
189</pre> 247</pre>
190 248
191<p> 249<p>
192Second we set the domainname: 250Second, <e>if</e> you need a domainname, set it in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>.
251You only need a domain if your ISP or network administrator says so, or if you
252have a DNS server but not a DHCP server. You don't need to worry about DNS or
253domainnames if your networking is setup for DHCP.
193</p> 254</p>
194 255
195<pre caption="Setting the domainname"> 256<pre caption="Setting the domainname">
196# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 257# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
197 258
198<comment>(Set the DNSDOMAIN variable to your domain name)</comment> 259<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment>
199DNSDOMAIN="<i>homenetwork</i>" 260dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>"
200</pre> 261</pre>
262
263<note>
264If you choose not to set a domainname, you can get rid of the "This is
265hostname.(none)" messages at your login screen by editing
266<path>/etc/issue</path>. Just delete the string <c>.\O</c> from that file.
267</note>
201 268
202<p> 269<p>
203If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have 270If 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: 271one), you need to define that one too:
205</p> 272</p>
206 273
207<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname"> 274<pre caption="Setting the NIS domainname">
208# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/domainname</i> 275# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
209 276
210<comment>(Set the NISDOMAIN variable to your NIS domain name)</comment> 277<comment>(Set the nis_domain variable to your NIS domain name)</comment>
211NISDOMAIN="<i>my-nisdomain</i>" 278nis_domain_lo="<i>my-nisdomain</i>"
212</pre> 279</pre>
280
281<note>
282For more information on configuring DNS and NIS, please read the examples
283provided in <path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>. Also, you may want to emerge
284<c>resolvconf-gentoo</c> to help manage your DNS/NIS setup.
285</note>
213 286
214</body> 287</body>
215</subsection> 288</subsection>
216<subsection> 289<subsection>
217<title>Configuring your Network</title> 290<title>Configuring your Network</title>
237commented example that covers many different configurations is available in 310commented example that covers many different configurations is available in
238<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>. 311<path>/etc/conf.d/net.example</path>.
239</p> 312</p>
240 313
241<p> 314<p>
242DHCP is used by default and does not require any further configuration. 315DHCP is used by default. For DHCP to work, you will need to install a DHCP
316client. This is described later in <uri
317link="?part=1&amp;chap=9#networking-tools">Installing Necessary System
318Tools</uri>. Do not forget to install a DHCP client.
243</p> 319</p>
244 320
245<p> 321<p>
246If you need to configure your network connection either because you need 322If you need to configure your network connection either because you need
247specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open 323specific DHCP options or because you do not use DHCP at all, open
320use <c>ln</c> to do this: 396use <c>ln</c> to do this:
321</p> 397</p>
322 398
323<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts"> 399<pre caption="Creating extra initscripts">
324# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 400# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
325# <i>ln -s net.eth0 net.eth1</i> 401# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth1</i>
326# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i> 402# <i>rc-update add net.eth1 default</i>
327</pre> 403</pre>
328 404
329</body> 405</body>
330</subsection> 406</subsection>
332<title>Writing Down Network Information</title> 408<title>Writing Down Network Information</title>
333<body> 409<body>
334 410
335<p> 411<p>
336You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in 412You now need to inform Linux about your network. This is defined in
337<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving hostnames to IP addresses 413<path>/etc/hosts</path> and helps in resolving host names to IP addresses for
338for hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. For instance, if your 414hosts that aren't resolved by your nameserver. You need to define your system.
339internal network consists of three PCs called <c>jenny</c> (192.168.0.5), 415You may also want to define other systems on your network if you don't want to
340<c>benny</c> (192.168.0.6) and <c>tux</c> (192.168.0.7 - this system) you would 416set up your own internal DNS system.
341open <path>/etc/hosts</path> and fill in the values:
342</p> 417</p>
343 418
344<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts"> 419<pre caption="Opening /etc/hosts">
345# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i> 420# <i>nano -w /etc/hosts</i>
346</pre> 421</pre>
347 422
348<pre caption="Filling in the networking information"> 423<pre caption="Filling in the networking information">
349127.0.0.1 localhost 424<comment>(This defines the current system)</comment>
425127.0.0.1 tux.homenetwork tux localhost
426
427<comment>(Define extra systems on your network,
428they need to have a static IP to be defined this way.)</comment>
350192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny 429192.168.0.5 jenny.homenetwork jenny
351192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny 430192.168.0.6 benny.homenetwork benny
352192.168.0.7 tux.homenetwork tux
353</pre>
354
355<p>
356If your system is the only system (or the nameservers handle all name
357resolution) a single line is sufficient. For instance, if you want to call your
358system <c>tux</c>:
359</p>
360
361<pre caption="/etc/hosts for lonely or fully integrated PCs">
362127.0.0.1 localhost tux
363</pre> 431</pre>
364 432
365<p> 433<p>
366Save and exit the editor to continue. 434Save and exit the editor to continue.
367</p> 435</p>
368 436
369<p> 437<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
370If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri 438If you don't have PCMCIA, you can now continue with <uri
371link="#doc_chap3">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the 439link="#sysinfo">System Information</uri>. PCMCIA-users should read the
372following topic on PCMCIA. 440following topic on PCMCIA.
373</p> 441</p>
374 442
375</body> 443</body>
376</subsection> 444</subsection>
377<subsection> 445<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64' or func:keyval('arch')='x86' or substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
378<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title> 446<title>Optional: Get PCMCIA Working</title>
379<body> 447<body>
380
381<note>
382pcmcia-cs is only available for x86, amd64 and ppc platforms.
383</note>
384 448
385<p> 449<p>
386PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. This also 450PCMCIA-users should first install the <c>pcmcia-cs</c> package. This also
387includes users who will be working with a 2.6 kernel (even though they won't be 451includes users who will be working with a 2.6 kernel (even though they won't be
388using the PCMCIA drivers from this package). The <c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary 452using the PCMCIA drivers from this package). The <c>USE="-X"</c> is necessary
403</pre> 467</pre>
404 468
405</body> 469</body>
406</subsection> 470</subsection>
407</section> 471</section>
408<section> 472
473<section id="sysinfo">
409<title>System Information</title> 474<title>System Information</title>
410<subsection> 475<subsection>
411<title>Root Password</title> 476<title>Root Password</title>
412<body> 477<body>
413 478
465<p> 530<p>
466Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong 531Take special care with the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. If you select the wrong
467<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard. 532<c>KEYMAP</c>, you will get weird results when typing on your keyboard.
468</p> 533</p>
469 534
535<note test="func:keyval('arch')='SPARC'">
536Users of USB-based SPARC systems and SPARC clones might need to select an i386
537keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap".
470<note> 538</note>
471Users of USB-based <b>SPARC</b> systems and <b>SPARC</b> clones might need to 539
472select an i386 keymap (such as "us") instead of "sunkeymap". <b>PPC</b> uses x86 540<note test="substring(func:keyval('arch'),1,3)='PPC'">
473keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use ADB keymaps on boot 541PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. Users who want to be able to use ADB
474have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have to set a mac/ppc 542keymaps on boot have to enable ADB keycode sendings in their kernel and have to
475keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>. 543set a mac/ppc keymap in <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>.
476</note> 544</note>
477 545
478<p> 546<p>
479When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and 547When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and
480exit. 548exit.
488<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock"> 556<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/clock">
489# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i> 557# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i>
490</pre> 558</pre>
491 559
492<p> 560<p>
493If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c> to 561If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c>
494the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew. Furthermore, Windows 562to the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew.
495assumes that your hardware clock uses local time, so if you want to dualboot,
496you should set this variable appropriately, otherwise your clock will go crazy.
497</p> 563</p>
498 564
499<p> 565<p>
500When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and 566When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>, save and
501exit. 567exit.
502</p> 568</p>
503 569
570<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='PPC64')">
571Please continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System
572Tools</uri>.
504<p> 573</p>
505If you are not installing Gentoo on IBM PPC64 hardware, continue with
506<uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System Tools</uri>.
507</p>
508 574
509</body> 575</body>
510</subsection>
511<subsection> 576</subsection>
577<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
512<title>Configuring the Console</title> 578<title>Configuring the Console</title>
513<body> 579<body>
514 580
515<note>
516The following section applies to the IBM PPC64 hardware platforms.
517</note>
518
519<p> 581<p>
520If you are running Gentoo on IBM PPC64 hardware and using a virtual console 582If you are using a virtual console, you must uncomment the appropriate line in
521you must uncomment the appropriate line in <path>/etc/inittab</path> for the 583<path>/etc/inittab</path> for the virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
522virtual console to spawn a login prompt.
523</p> 584</p>
524 585
525<pre caption="Enabling hvc or hvsi support in /etc/inittab"> 586<pre caption="Enabling hvc or hvsi support in /etc/inittab">
526hvc0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 hvc0 587hvc0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 hvc0
527hvsi:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 hvsi0 588hvsi:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 hvsi0

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