From Power Up To Bash Prompt

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This is a brief description of what happens in a Linux system, from the time that you turn on the power, to the time that you log in and get a bash prompt. Understanding this will be helpful when you need to solve problems or configure your system.

1. Introduction

2. Hardware

  • 2.1 Configuration
  • 2.2 Exercises
  • 2.3 More Information

3. Lilo

  • 3.1 Configuration
  • 3.2 Exercises
  • 3.3 More Information

4. The Linux Kernel

  • 4.1 Configuration
  • 4.2 Exercises
  • 4.3 More Information

5. The GNU C Library

  • 5.1 Configuration
  • 5.2 Exercises
  • 5.3 More Information

6. Init

  • 6.1 Configuration
  • 6.2 Exercises
  • 6.3 More Information

7. The Filesystem

  • 7.1 Configuration
  • 7.2 Exercises
  • 7.3 More Information

8. Kernel Daemons

  • 8.1 Configuration
  • 8.2 Exercises
  • 8.3 More Information

9. System Logger

  • 9.1 Configuration
  • 9.2 Exercises
  • 9.3 More Information

10. Getty and Login

  • 10.1 Configuration
  • 10.2 Exercises

11. Bash

  • 11.1 Configuration
  • 11.2 Exercises
  • 11.3 More Information

12. Commands

13. Conclusion

14. Administrivia

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