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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
14proceed. 14proceed.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<version>13</version> 17<version>14</version>
18<date>2011-08-13</date> 18<date>2011-09-11</date>
19 19
20<section> 20<section>
21<title>Filesystem Information</title> 21<title>Filesystem Information</title>
22<subsection> 22<subsection>
23<title>What is fstab?</title> 23<title>What is fstab?</title>
24<body> 24<body>
25 25
26<p> 26<p>
27Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 27Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
28<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions 28<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions
29(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
30and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount 30and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
31them or not, etc.) 31them or not, etc.)
32</p> 32</p>
33 33
476<p> 476<p>
477When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and 477When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path>, save and
478exit. 478exit.
479</p> 479</p>
480 480
481<p> 481<p>
482Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/hwclock</path> to set clock options. Edit it 482Gentoo uses <path>/etc/conf.d/hwclock</path> to set clock options. Edit it
483according to your needs. 483according to your needs.
484</p> 484</p>
485 485
486<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/hwclock"> 486<pre caption="Opening /etc/conf.d/hwclock">
487# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hwclock</i> 487# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/hwclock</i>
488</pre> 488</pre>
489 489
490<p> 490<p>
491If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>CLOCK="local"</c> 491If your hardware clock is not using UTC, you need to add <c>clock="local"</c>
492to the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew. 492to the file. Otherwise you will notice some clock skew.
493</p>
494
495<p>
496You should define the timezone that you previously copied to
497<path>/etc/localtime</path> so that further upgrades of the
498<c>sys-libs/timezone-data</c> package can update <path>/etc/localtime</path>
499automatically. For instance, if you used the GMT timezone, you would add
500<c>TIMEZONE="GMT"</c>
501</p> 493</p>
502 494
503<p> 495<p>
504When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/hwclock</path>, save and 496When you're finished configuring <path>/etc/conf.d/hwclock</path>, save and
505exit. 497exit.
498</p>
499
500<p>
501You should define the timezone that you previously copied to
502<path>/etc/localtime</path> in the <path>/etc/timezone</path> file so that
503further upgrades of the <c>sys-libs/timezone-data</c> package can update
504<path>/etc/localtime</path> automatically. For instance, if you used the GMT
505timezone, you would write <c>GMT</c> in the <path>/etc/timezone</path> file.
506</p> 506</p>
507 507
508<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='PPC64')"> 508<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='PPC64')">
509Please continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System 509Please continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=9">Installing Necessary System
510Tools</uri>. 510Tools</uri>.
511</p> 511</p>
512 512
513</body> 513</body>
514</subsection> 514</subsection>
515<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'"> 515<subsection test="func:keyval('arch')='PPC64'">
516<title>Configuring the Console</title> 516<title>Configuring the Console</title>
517<body> 517<body>
518 518
519<p> 519<p>
520If you are using a virtual console, you must uncomment the appropriate line in 520If you are using a virtual console, you must uncomment the appropriate line in

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