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=== Time Zone ===
=== Time Zone ===
Revision as of 23:27, 21 May 2013
What is firstboot ?
firstboot is the program that runs on the first boot of a Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system that allows you to configure more things than the installer allows.
The first time you boot up Pidora you can expect to see the welcome screen.
Followed by License Information
The next step is to configure your keyboard language.
Here you will be able to configure a regular user. There is an option to add this user to the administrators group.
This screen is used to set the root password. This is the master administration password for your system; choose a password that is easy for you to remember but hard for other people to guess, and which is not based on a dictionary word.
(If you weren't running this Firstboot procedure, the default root password would be "raspberrypi").
Date and Time
This screen lets you set the date and time, or to synchronize the date and time over the network.
The Raspberry Pi does not have a battery-powered clock, so it loses track of the time when the power is turned off. Pidora has been set up so that when the system boots, the clock is not set earlier than it was when Pidora was last running.
If your Pi will usually be connected to the Internet, enable the network time synchronization option.
Select the closest large city in your timezone, either by clicking on the map or by selecting from the list.
This setting is used to resize the sd card so that the maximum amount of space that is free on the card can be used. There is also an option to configure how big you would like the swap.
These settings are used to set the hostname for the Raspberry Pi, and to select how you would like the system to boot (Graphical/Text) Mode and the video configuration.