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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

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The Linux Boot Process

A key concept that you as a Linux administrator need to understand is how the operating system itself boots. The Linux boot process is a little more complicated than the boot process used by other operating systems that you may already be familiar with. Therefore, we’re going to spend some time at the beginning of this chapter outlining how the process works. Understanding the boot process will be of great benefit to you when we discuss how to configure bootloaders, runlevels, and init scripts later in this chapter.

 

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NOTE The boot process we’ll discuss in this chapter is generic in nature. Most Linux distributions will ...

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