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Linux© Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users
By James Kirkland, David Carmichael, Christopher L. Tinker, Gregory L. Tinker
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Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub Date: April 27, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-13-185515-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-13-185515-1
Pages: 624
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Hewlett-Packard® Professional Books
   Preface
    Chapter 1.  System Boot, Startup, and Shutdown Issues
      Bootloaders
      The init Process and/etc/inittab File
      rc Scripts
      Fixing Problems with the Root Filesystem
      Summary
      Endnotes
    Chapter 2.  System Hangs and Panics
      OS Hangs
      OS Panics
      Hardware Machine Checks
      Summary
    Chapter 3.  Performance Tools
      top
      sar
      vmstat
      iostat
      free
      Summary
      Endnotes
    Chapter 4.  Performance
      Start Troubleshooting at the Lowest Layer Possible
      Filesystems
      Summary
    Chapter 5.  Adding New Storage via SAN with Reference to PCMCIA and USB
      Configuration
      Kernel Module
      Adding LUNs via PCI
      Adding Storage via PCMCIA/USB
      Summary
    Chapter 6.  Disk Partitions and Filesystems
      Background
      Partition Table/Master Boot Record: Location
      Partition Table/Master Boot Record: CHS Addressing
      Partition Table/Master Boot Record: Logical/Extended
      Partition Table/Master Boot Record: Logical Block Addressing (LBA)
      Partition Table/Master Boot Record: Bootloader
      Partition Table/Master Boot Record: Backup
      Further Scenarios
      Summary
    Chapter 7.  Device Failure and Replacement
      Supported Devices
      Where to Look for Errors
      Identifying Failed Devices
      Replacement of a Failed Device
      Summary
    Chapter 8.  Linux Processes: Structure, Hangs, and Core Dumps
      Process Structure and Life Cycle
      Linux Threads
      Identifying Process Hangs
      Process Cores
      Summary
    Chapter 9.  Backup/Recovery
      Media
      Backup Scope
      Basic Backup and Recovery Commands
      Bare Metal Recovery
      I Have a Tape, and I Don't Know What It Is . . .
      How Can I Tell Whether My Tape Problem Is Hardware or Software?
      Summary
    Chapter 10.  cron and at
      cron
      anacron
      at
      Troubleshooting cron
      Summary
    Chapter 11.  Printing and Printers
      What Is a Spooler?
      Printer Types
      Connectivity Types
      Page Description Languages
      General Printing Troubleshooting
      Summary
    Chapter 12.  System Security
      What Is System Security?
      Prevention
      Summary
    Chapter 13.  Network Problems
      An Introduction to the OSI and TCP/IP Layers
      Troubleshooting the Network Layers
      Summary
    Chapter 14.  Login Problems
      /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and Password Aging
      Login Failures Due to Linux Configuration
      PAM
      Shell Problems
      Password Problems
      Summary
      Endnote
    Chapter 15.  X Windows Problems
      X Background
      X Components
      X Display Manager
      X Desktop Manager (Environment)
      X Troubleshooting Scenarios
      Summary
      Endnotes
   Index


Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users
Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups
ISBN: 131855158
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 129
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