Chapter 10. Linux Boot Process and Runlevels

Terms you’ll need to understand:

Boot process

Master boot record




System initialization

Techniques you’ll need to master:

Understanding the boot process

Booting into various runlevels

Understanding runlevels

Configuring runlevels

Shutting down a system

Making a boot disk


Linux Boot Process and Runlevels

This is the formal beginning of the material for Exam 117-102.

In this chapter we’ll discuss the Linux boot process, the runlevels, and how to configure your system to boot the correct level with the correct services running.

The Linux Boot Process

The Linux system’s boot steps are similar across distributions, except ...

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