Introducing Basic System Administration
IN THIS CHAPTER
Knowing how to become root
Understanding the system startup process
Taking stock of the system configuration files
Viewing system information through the /proc file system
Monitoring system performance
Managing devices and scheduling jobs
Using GUI system administration tools
System administration refers to whatever must be done to keep a computer system up and running. That system could be just a stand-alone client machine, a network server that an organization depends on for its livelihood, and almost anything in between the two extremes. The system administrator is whoever is in charge of taking care of these tasks and making the system perform as needed.
If you’re running Linux at home or in a small office, you’re ...