XEN guest // slackware manual sysprep

proceed manually as follows

ls -ldF lala/dev/pts/ # exists
ls -ldF lala/dev/shm/ # exists
vi lala/etc/fstab # new file

#/dev/xvda1 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/xvda1 / reiser4 defaults 1 1
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

/dev/vda1 / ext4 defaults 1 1

# swap
#/dev/xvda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
#/dev/vda2 swap swap defaults 0 0

only root can log in

echo non-root login has been disabled > lala/etc/nologin # new file

fix the locale – requires glibc package

chroot lala/ bash -ic "perl -e exit"
chroot lala/ bash -c "perl -e exit"
chroot lala/ perl -e exit

ls -lF lala/usr/share/locale/
ls -lF lala/usr/lib64/locale/
ls -lF lala/var/log/packages/glibc-*

chroot lala/ locale -av
vi lala/etc/bashrc # new file

export PATH=$PATH:/etc/rc.d
export MAKEFLAGS=-j$((`grep ^processor /proc/cpuinfo | tail -1 | awk '{print $NF}'` + 1))

export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LANGUAGE=en_US:en
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8

    alias ll='ls -alhF'
    alias cp='cp -i'
    alias mv='mv -i'
    alias rm='rm -i'

echo source \$HOME/.bashrc > lala/root/.bash_profile
ln -s ../etc/bashrc lala/root/.bashrc

more options

#export LANGUAGE="en_US:en"
#export LC_ALL="C.UTF-8"
#export LC_COLLATE="C.UTF-8"
#export LANG="C.UTF-8"

update CA certificates

chroot lala/ which c_rehash
chroot lala/ bash -ic "update-ca-certificates"

disabling useless shit from rc.d – tag ADD

ls -lF lala/etc/rc.d/rc.cpufreq
chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.cpufreq
# lala/etc/rc.d/rc.loop

do not disable those

ls -lF lala/etc/rc.d/rc.modules lala/etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local
#chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.modules
#chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local

disabling useless shit from rc.d – tag REC

ls -lF \
    lala/etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth \
    lala/etc/rc.d/rc.cgmanager \
    lala/etc/rc.d/rc.cgproxy \
chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth
chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.cgmanager
chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.cgproxy
chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.inetd

ls -lF \
    lala/etc/rc.d/rc.consolekit \
#chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.consolekit
#chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.mcelog

checking overall enabled scripts

ls -lF lala/etc/rc.d/
ls -lF lala/etc/rc.d/rc.udev # already executable

fix the timezone

ls -lF lala/etc/localtime-copied-from
rm -f lala/etc/localtime-copied-from
ln -s ../usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Moscow lala/etc/localtime # new file
ln -s ../usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Paris lala/etc/localtime # new file

avoid a boot time error on powersave

#cp -pi lala/etc/rc.d/rc.M lala/etc/rc.d/rc.M.dist
#chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.M.dist
#vi lala/etc/rc.d/rc.M

#/bin/setterm -blank 15 -powersave powerdown -powerdown 60

chmod -x lala/etc/rc.d/rc.setterm

fix the XEN or KVM guest userland serial console

    ls -lF lala/etc/termcap # needed
    ls -lF lala/sbin/agetty # needed

XEN serial line

    cp -pi lala/etc/inittab lala/etc/inittab.dist
    vi lala/etc/inittab

    s1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear --local-line hvc0 115200 linux
# 115200,38400,9600

    echo hvc0 >> lala/etc/securetty

COM1 serial line

    cp -pi lala/etc/inittab lala/etc/inittab.dist
    vi lala/etc/inittab

    s1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear --local-line ttyS0 115200,38400,9600 xterm

    echo ttyS0 >> lala/etc/securetty

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