Linux Administration/Installation/Boot Manager

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This lesson covers boot management.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the boot manager portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Install a boot manager
    • Providing alternative boot locations and backup boot options
    • Install and configure a boot loader such as GRUB Legacy
    • Perform basic configuration changes for GRUB 2
    • Interact with the boot loader
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • menu.lst, grub.cfg and grub.conf
      • grub-install
      • grub-mkconfig
      • MBR

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia: GNU GRUB
  2. Wikipedia: Master boot record
  3. Wikibooks: LPI Linux Certification/Install A Boot Manager
  4. How to Rescue a Non-booting GRUB 2 on Linux

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

  1. YouTube: Working with GRUB Legacy

Activities[edit | edit source]

  1. Complete the tutorial IBM: Learn Linux, 101: Install a boot manager
  2. Complete the tutorial OpenSource: An introduction to GRUB2 configuration for your Linux machine
  3. Review Linoxide: How to Set Linux Grub Password with Examples. Set a GRUB password on your test system.
  4. Review HowToGeek: How to Configure the GRUB2 Boot Loader’s Settings. Set GRUB to boot automatically after 10 seconds.

Lesson Summary[edit | edit source]

  • The command grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 generates an encrypted password for GRUB.[2]

Key Terms[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]