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Linux with Operating System Concepts by Richard Fox

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Chapter 11

System Initialization and Services

This chapter’s learning objectives are

  • To understand the boot process and why it is necessary
  • To understand how the Linux kernel initializes
  • To understand the init process and the Linux startup scripts
  • To understand the role of the runlevel in Linux and the startup of services given the runlevel
  • To understand the roles and types of the Linux services
  • To be able to control services through the GUI and command line
  • To know how to configure services through GUI tools and configuration files

11.1 Introduction

The Linux boot and initialization process is well established. It is largely automated requiring little to no system administrator interaction. However, there are reasons for learning the process. ...

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