Chapter 15

The Boot Process

In this chapter, you learn about making tasks into services that run as your system starts and making them into services you can start and stop by hand. You also learn about the entire boot process.

After you turn on the power switch, the boot process begins with the computer executing code stored in a chip called the BIOS, or basic input/output system; this process occurs no matter what operating system you have installed. The Linux boot process begins when the code known as the boot loader starts loading the Linux kernel and ends when ...

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