Customizing and Upgrading Linux by Linda McKinnon

By Linda McKinnon

A no-nonsense consultant for IT professionals
While Linux proprietors promise velocity, potency, and reliability, it

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You will be prompted for these diskettes, and they have to be ready. With newer versions of Red Hat Linux, however, the installation procedure has been changed—so this issue no longer exists. Meanwhile, you will be prompted to insert a blank diskette, which will be used to create a customized rescue diskette. We highly recommend that you do so. For now, though, let’s return to our discussion of boot disks. The method for creating a Linux install boot disk depends on the operating system you have to begin with and whether you want to use that operating system to create the boot disk.

Whether or not to create a series of separate partitions will vary based on what it is you are trying to achieve. For those who are not familiar with the concepts the following guidelines are provided. TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine! 9 File system files and directories after mounting. To give /boot its own logical file system partition. 2-2) along with a few other files used during the bootstrap process. Due to the limitations of most PC BIOSs, creating a small partition to hold these files is a good idea.

Once they are mounted, they are accessed as regular files and directories. In other words, if you copy a file from the /boot directory into /tmp, you are copying the file from /dev/hda5 to /dev/hda1. Another very important point is that if your users fill the /home directories to 100 percent, that means that /dev /hda1 is now 100 percent full as well and that all the other directories within /dev/hda1 will be impacted. To ensure that this situation does not happen, we can assign /home to a separate partition just like /boot.

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