Running Linux

Errata for Running Linux

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xvi
In the acknowledgements, , there was a blank

missing between Matthias Ettrich's last name and the following "and." This has been CORRECTED.

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page xvii
In the acknowledgements, in the section about the author's colleagues at Klardlvdalens

Datakonsult AB, Michael Boyer de la Giroday's name was spelled incorrectly It has been CORRECTED to Michel Boyer de la Giroday.

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page xii
3rd paragraph

"Linux supports of the features of modern Unix-based operating systems" NOW READS: "Linux supports all of the features of modern Unix-based operating systems".

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 16
4th paragraph, 2nd line

Using at processing system... NOW READS: Using a processing system...

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 19
2nd paragraph

"The most commonly used compiler on Linux is the GNU's Compiler Collection . . ." NOW READS: "The most commonly used compiler on Linux is GNU's Compiler Collection . . . "

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
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Page 20
2nd paragraph

"Chapter 13, and Chapter 14 are devoted to the programming languages . . . " NOW READS: "Chapter 13, and Chapter 14 are devoted to the programming languages . . . "

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 24

http://www.plex86.org NOW READS: http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/plex86

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 33
5th paragraph

www.tlpd.org NOW READS: www.tldp.org

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 44
7th paragraph

"In this case, you need to delete enough unwanted software to allow the rest to fit on the smaller partitions." NOW READS: "In this case, you need to delete or relocate enough files from the partitions to allow the rest to fit on the resized partitions."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 45
4th paragraph

"You can lose all the software on your system if you do not repartition the drive correctly." NOW READS: "You can lose some or all of the files on the affected partitions if you do not repartition the drive correctly."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 47
1st paragraph

"Appendix A, lists sources of information for installation instructions and other help" NOW READS: "Appendix A lists sources of information for installation instructions and other help"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 53
4th paragraph

"other systems, such PowerPC, SPARC, and m68k, do not have logical and extended partitions." NOW READS: "other systems, such as PowerPC, SPARC, and m68k, do not have logical and extended partitions."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 62
8th paragraph

"It boots a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux, and allows you to select to which boot at startup time." NOW READS: "It boots a number of operating systems, including Windows and Linux, and allows you to select which to boot at startup time."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
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Page 72
2nd paragraph

"All devices in your machine use an interrupt request line" NOW READS: "Many devices in your machine use an interrupt request line"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
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Page 76
1st paragraph

tmx8xx NOW READS tmc8xx.

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
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Page 90
4th paragraph

"Ctrl-S stops the terminal output until you turn it off again with Ctrl-Q." NOW READS: "Ctrl-S stops the terminal output until you turn it on again with Ctrl-Q."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 95
In Section 4.9, in the following statement

"The shell sends all the input from the du program to the sort program." the word "input" NOW READS "output".

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 107
descriptions for .emacs and .exrc

Both places have the phrase "in Chapter 11." The word "in" previously was boldfaced. THIS HAS BEEN CORRECTED.

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 118
3rd paragraph

"Just running it as described previously while only change your user id." NOW READS: "Just running it as described previously will only change your user id."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 122
2nd paragraph from the bottom, 4th line

plebian NOW READS: plebeian

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2004
Printed
Page 136
4th paragraph

"This greatly increases performance as disks are extremely slow relative to the CPU." NOW READS: "This greatly increases performance as disks are extremely slow relative to the memory."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 168
last line

mkswap -c /swap 8192 NOW READS: mkswap -c /swap 32768

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 190
3rd paragraph, inset

lrwxrwxrw 1 root root 17 Dec 10 1999 /lib/libncurses.so.5 -> libncurses.so.4.2 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 319472 May 11 2001 /lib/libncurses.so.5.2 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 231042 May 11 2001 /lib/libncurses.so.5.4 The symbolic link in the first line NOW READS: lrwxrwxrw 1 root root 17 Dec 10 1999 /lib/libncurses.so.5 -> libncurses.so.5.2

Anonymous    Feb 01, 2004
Printed
Page 439
second half of the page

In the code of the extensive makefile example: readimh: read.o edit.o gcc -o readimh main.o read.o NOW READS: readimh: read.o main.o gcc -o readimh main.o read.o

Anonymous    Feb 01, 2004
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Page 509
3rd Paragraph, 3rd line under Networking with TCP/IP

hoard NOW READS: horde

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 525
6th paragraph

/etc/syslogd.conf NOW READS /etc/syslog.conf This error has also BEEN CORRECTED in the index.

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 594
IN PRINT: 1st paragraph, last sentence

"...or the "Network Administrators Guide" (O'Reilly)." NOW READS: " or in "TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition" (O'Reilly)."

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 617
4th para (excluding code samples) line begining "Save this file as"

Book said "Save the file as phpinfo.php" but then said access this file at "http://localhost/info.php" Filename HAS BEEN CHANGED to phpinfo.php in both locations.

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
Printed
Page 645
2nd-to-last and 3rd-to-last entries

Mourani, Gerhard. Securing and Optimizing Linux Red Hat Edition -- A Hands-on Guide. Barnson, Matthew P. The Bugzilla Guide. NOW READS: Mourani, Gerhard. Securing and Optimizing Linux Red Hat Edition -- A Hands-on Guide. Barnson, Matthew P. The Bugzilla Guide.

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005