Chapter 2. System Initialization

This chapter covers the following subjects:

The Boot ProcessThis section provides a high-level overview of the boot process and how it works.

Working with GRUBHere, you learn how to work with GRUB, the default bootloader for Red Hat.

RunlevelsThis section covers the different runlevels and how they work during the boot process.

Service ManagementThis section explains how to manage system services during and after the boot process.

The following RHCSA exam objectives are covered:

• Boot, reboot, and shut down the system normally

• Boot systems into different runlevels manually

• Configure systems to boot into a specific runlevel automatically

• Use single-user mode to gain access to a system

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