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Hands-on Booting

Learn the Boot Process of Linux, Windows, and Unix

Authors: Babar, Yogesh

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  • Covers all the popular operating system such as Linux, Windows, and Unix 
  • Includes a project on installations and booting of Linux, Windows, and Unix on one system
  • Explains fixing un-bootable issues through rescue mode
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About this book

Master the booting procedure of various operating systems with in-depth analysis of bootloaders and firmware. The primary focus is on the Linux booting procedure along with other popular operating systems such as Windows and Unix.

Hands-on Booting begins by explaining what a bootloader is, starting with the Linux bootloader followed by bootloaders for Windows and Unix systems. Next, you’ll address the BIOS and UEFI firmware by installing multiple operating systems on one machine and booting them through the Linux bootloader. Further, you’ll see the kernel's role in the booting procedure of the operating system and the dependency between kernel, initramfs, and dracut. You’ll also cover systemd, examining its structure and how it mounts the user root filesystem. In the final section, the book explains troubleshooting methodologies such as debugging shells followed by live images and rescue mode. 

On completing this book, you will understand the booting process of major operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and Unix. You will also know how to fix the Linux booting issues through various boot modes. 

What You Will Learn

  • Examine the BIOS and UEFI firmware 
  • Understanding the Linux boot loader (GRUB)
  • Work with initramfs, dracut, and systemd
  • Fix can’t-boot issues on Linux   

Who This Book Is For 

Linux users, administrators, and developers.

About the authors

Yogesh has been with Red Hat for the past 10 years. He is presently working as a principal technical support engineer in the Linux kernel domain. He specializes in troubleshooting and tuning the performance issues of Linux enterprise servers. The Linux boot process is his forte and he regularly speaks at open source conferences and forums. He also conducts workshops on operating systems for engineering students.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5890-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5889-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hands-on Booting
Book Subtitle
Learn the Boot Process of Linux, Windows, and Unix
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Yogesh Babar
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5890-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5890-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5889-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 468
Number of Illustrations
290 b/w illustrations
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