Zhixian's Tech Blog

2015-11-02

Minix3 Basic Post Installation Setup

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zhixian @ 17:00:11 pm

Summary

  1. Set password for root account
  2. Set timezone
  3. Set hostname

 

Set Password for root account

By default, there is no password assigned for the root account.
You can set a password for root account using the following command:

# passwd

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Set timezone

Before you can set the timezone, you need to identify it using the computer standards.
Look at a file /usr/share/zoneinfo for a list of timezone.

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In my case, my country Singapore is located in Asia

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So my timezone is determined to be Asia/Singapore.
To set the timezone, enter the follow command:

# echo export TZ=Asia/Singapore > /etc/rc.timezone

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This will take effect when I log in again.

 

Set hostname

The default hostname can be rather non-descriptive.

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So you might want to change that.
So for example, I chose the hostname of rocket, I would enter the following command to set it:

# hostname rocket

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Zhixian’s note: This change does not seem to persist after a reboot. Sad smile
Still exploring how to do this correctly.
The best solution I saw so far is from http://osdir.com/ml/minix3/2011-12/msg00072.html
It suggests putting your IP and host name into /etc/hosts file.
Here’s the excerpt pertaining to problem and suggested solution:image

In case you are wondering, here’s what my /etc/hosts file look like:

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Reference

http://wiki.minix3.org/doku.php?id=usersguide:postinstallation

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