Hands-on Booting

  • Author: Yogesh Babar
  • ISBN: 1484258894
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • File size: 21.7 MB
  • File format: PDF, ePub
  • Category: Operating Systems

Book Description:

Master the booting procedure of different operating systems with in-depth analysis of bootloaders and firmware. The primary focus would be to the Linux booting procedure (read about: reboot and select proper boot device)alongside other popular operating systems such as Windows and Unix.

Hands-on Booting begins by describing exactly what a bootloader is, starting with the Linux bootloader followed by bootloaders for Windows and Unix systems. Next, you are going to address the BIOS and UEFI firmware by installing multiple operating systems on a single machine and booting them through the Linux bootloader. Further, you’ll observe that the kernel’s role in the booting process of the operating system and the dependency between kernel, initramfs, and Dracut. You will also cover the systemd, analyzing its construction and how it mounts the user root filesystem. In the last section, the publication explains troubleshooting methodologies such as debugging shells followed by live pictures and rescue manner.

On completing this book, you may understand the booting procedure for big operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Unix. You will also know how to fix the Linux booting issues through different boot modes.

  • Inspect the BIOS and UEFI firmware
  • Understanding the Linux boot loader (GRUB)
  • Work with initramfs, dracut, and systemd
  • The repair can not -boot issues on Linux
  • Linux users, administrators, and programmers.

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