Chapter 8. Boots And Shutdowns

Table of Contents
8.1. An overview of boots and shutdowns
8.2. The boot process in closer look
8.3. More about shutdowns
8.4. Rebooting
8.5. Single user mode
8.6. Emergency boot floppies

Start me up
Ah... you've got to... you've got to
Never, never never stop
Start it up
Ah... start it up, never, never, never
 You make a grown man cry,
  you make a grown man cry
(Rolling Stones)

This section explains what goes on when a Linux system is brought up and taken down, and how it should be done properly. If proper procedures are not followed, files might be corrupted or lost.