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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 6

Booting and Shutting Down

As the complexity in modern-day operating systems has grown, so has the complexity in the starting up and shutting down processes. Anyone who has undergone the transition from a straight DOS-based system to a Microsoft Windows–based system has experienced this transition firsthand. Not only is the core operating system brought up and shut down, but, like Windows, an impressive list of services and processes (some critical and others less so) must also be started and stopped.

In this chapter, we discuss the bootstrapping of the Linux operating system with GRUB and Linux Loader (LILO). We then step through the processes of starting up and shutting down the Linux environment. We discuss the scripts that automate ...

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