Chapter 4. The Boot Process

This chapter covers the following topics:

This chapter covers the following objective:

  • Objective 1.1: Explain Linux boot process concepts.

In this chapter we discuss the Linux boot process, boot options, boot loaders and their files, boot modules, and what happens in a kernel panic scenario.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

The “Do I Know This Already?” quiz enables you to assess whether you should read this entire chapter or simply jump to the “Exam Preparation Tasks” section for review. If you are in doubt, read the entire chapter. Table 4-1 outlines the major headings in this chapter and the corresponding “Do I Know This ...

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