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February 6, 2009  2:49 PM

Solaris 10, ksh and root



Posted by: Xjlittle
/root, /sbin/sh, bourne shell, default shell, korn shell, ksh, solaris 10

Like many people I have the question of, on Solaris 10, can I set the default root shell to ksh. After some study and research apparently it is ok to do this. The default shell for root is /sbin/sh. For those of us that use Linux this is not a symlink to bash but a static binary of the Bourne...

November 8, 2008  2:59 PM

Help! root can’t login



Posted by: Xjlittle
/root, chage, Linux, passwd, password

I occasionally see the post Help! root can't login on some of the discussion boards around the net. Generally this is for two reasons. Either the account has expired or a forgotten password. The forgotten password is straightforward to fix. When booting the machine enter the grub menu. Your...


September 13, 2008  12:26 AM

Grub and boot errors



Posted by: Xjlittle
/root, centos, grub, grub.conf, initrd, Linux, menu.lst, red hat, vmlinuz

If you've administered or customized Linux long enough you've no doubt created a situation at some point where, during the boot process, that GRUB throws an error. We're going to discuss some of these situations below along with ways to work through them. If a file name or partition in the GRUB...


September 11, 2008  12:36 AM

Troubleshooot your Linux boot process with GRUB



Posted by: Xjlittle
/boot, /root, grub, grub.conf, Linux, menu.lst

Red Hat and subsequently Fedora and CentOS use the the GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader) to initialize the kernel and boot into Linux. I'm going to look at some of the common error messages possible when booting Linux and how to edit the GRUB boot loader to test and fix the errors. GRUB has 6...


September 8, 2008  3:37 PM

Graphical Linux File Structure representation



Posted by: Xjlittle
/bin, /boot, /home, /root, /sbin, fhs, file system, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, kernel, Linux, linux kernel

I ran across the following jpeg file on another blog. I thought it a reasonable idea to distribute this as much as possible as it is a very good representation of the Linux file...

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