Chapter 5: Booting Linux and Editing Files

The following COMPTIA Linux+ objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 1.101.2: Boot the system
  • 1.101.3: Change runlevels and shutdown or reboot system
  • 1.102.2: Install a boot manager
  • 1.103.8: Perform basic file editing operations using vi

So far, this book has dealt largely with a running Linux system, but from time to time, you’ll need to boot Linux. Ordinarily this process is a painless one: You press the power button, wait a couple of minutes, and see a Linux login prompt. Sometimes, though, you’ll have to intervene in this process in one way or another.

Linux boot loaders can be configured to boot Linux with particular options and even to boot other operating systems, so knowing how to configure ...

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