In this chapter, you learned everything you need to know about the boot procedure of your server. You read about the boot manager, GRUB, that allows you to start a kernel for your server. Next you learned about the kernel and its initrd. That was followed by some in-depth information about the init process and its configuration file, /etc/inittab. Finally, you learned how to tune the services that are started automatically when your server is booted. In the next chapter, you will learn about process management.
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