Customizing and Upgrading Linux, 2nd Edition
While Linux vendors promise speed, efficiency, and reliability, it's the IT professionals who must deliver on that promise. Updated to reflect all the recent changes to Linux version 2.4, this new edition of the McKinnons' popular guide gets system administrators and engineers quickly up to speed on everything they need to know to customize and upgrade their Linux systems. From swap-space options, disk partitions, and installation, through printer and video device configuration and installing and upgrading the Linux kernel, this guide follows the highly successful, classroom-tested approach that the McKinnons have refined during their years as professional trainers.
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About the Authors.
Chapter 1. Preparing for Installation: Chronicling Your Equipment.
Chapter 2. Hard Disk Partition Planning and Preparation.
Chapter 3. Installing Linux from a CD-ROM.
Chapter 4. Installing Linux by Using NFS.
Chapter 5. Configuring the Video.
Chapter 6. Configuring Printers.
Chapter 7. Adding, Replacing, and Upgrading RPM Packages.
Chapter 8. Upgrading the Kernel by Using RPM Packages.
Chapter 9. Configuring the Kernel.
Chapter 10. Installing a New Kernel by Building a New Source Tree.
AL Mc KINNON is a professional engineer who regularly assists clients with network auditing, optimization and troubleshooting, distributed access and systems management, and systems migration. He teaches courses on network operating system administration and is a technical author and editor of IBM computer education and related materials.