Hands-On Booting: Learn the Boot Process of Linux, Windows, and Unix

Babar, Yogesh

  • 出版商: Apress
  • 出版日期: 2020-07-01
  • 售價: $1,550
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,473
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 468
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1484258894
  • ISBN-13: 9781484258897
  • 相關分類: Linux
  • 立即出貨 (庫存=1)



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.





- 了解Linux引導程式(GRUB)
- 使用initramfs、dracut和systemd
- 修復Linux的無法開機問題



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.


Yogesh在過去的10年中一直在Red Hat工作。他目前在Linux核心領域擔任首席技術支援工程師的職位。他專注於解決和調優Linux企業伺服器的性能問題。Linux開機過程是他的專長,他經常在開源會議和論壇上演講。他還為工程學生舉辦操作系統的工作坊。