By Linda McKinnon
A no-nonsense consultant for IT pros whereas Linux proprietors promise pace, potency, and reliability, it is the IT pros who needs to carry on that promise. up to date to mirror all of the fresh alterations to Linux model 2.4, this re-creation of the McKinnons' well known advisor will get method directors and engineers speedy up to the mark on every thing they should be aware of to customise and improve their Linux structures. From swap-space ideas, disk walls, and install, via printer and video equipment configuration and fitting and upgrading the Linux kernel, this consultant follows the hugely profitable, classroom-tested procedure that the McKinnons have subtle in the course of their years as specialist running shoes. Responding to the continued wishes of IT pros for present and trustworthy details at the most recent applied sciences, Wiley desktop Publishing introduces the Gearhead Press titles. those books, written by means of entire running shoes of their respective fields, concentrate on real-world examples and case stories to offer readers the easiest details on best issues. The Gearhead Press titles are characterised via imprints: within the Trenches and element to Point-both sequence contain fast paced books written by means of fellow IT pros who've been there and performed that. within the Trenches books introduce applied sciences, advisor readers to skillability, and function useful, hands-on references after the preliminary projects are comprehensive. the purpose to indicate titles invite readers to affix an IT workforce at a version corporation and enforce applied sciences in real-world environments-demonstrating genuine difficulties and suggestions.
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Be careful when placing different partitions for different operating systems on a single hard disk. For best results, if you wish to create four partitions containing DOS, Windows 9x, OS/2, and Linux, use each operating system’s respective disk-partitioning tool to create the partition for that operating system. For best results, use the fdisk (or equivalent) tool that shipped with the product. This usage will ensure compatibility between the partition and the operating system. The exception here might be the OS/2 version of fdisk created by IBM or by a professional partitioning tool.
You will encounter dialog boxes wherein you are to type information, usually on a dashed line. This information insertion method is used in conjunction with other methods such as buttons, toggles, and so on. Check boxes. These are spaces defined by brackets or boxes, which you will either select or deselect by pressing the space bar. Buttons. These are generally square boxes that you select with the Tab key and then select by pressing the Enter key. Scroll and select. Some dialog boxes contain lists of components, packages, or default services from which you will choose by scrolling up or down and selecting.
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. 10 File system mounts for the server scenario. /dev/hda9 /var Hard Disk Partition Planning and Preparation few can). This rule is called the “1024 cylinder rule” to facilitate system booting. Typically, the boot partition only needs to be between 20MB and 50MB maximum.