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Beginning the Linux Command Line, Second edition by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 13

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Working with the Kernel

The heart of your computer is the kernel. This kernel works with specific parameters and modules, and as a Linux user you need to have at least a minimal knowledge about them. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to perform basic kernel management tasks and how to change parameters for your kernel. You’ll also learn how to configure GRUB to load your kernel.

Understanding the Kernel

As mentioned, the Linux kernel is the heart of the operating system. It is the software that communicates directly to the hardware. The kernel is the only part of the operating system that communicates to the hardware directly; all ...

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