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osfaq.com: Converting from Windows to Linux

Jul 25, 2000, 07:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cory R. Rauch)

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"A lot of people switching to Linux are coming from the Windows platform. So, In this article we will be taking a look at Linux from the Win User perspective. We will cover the Linux equivalent commands for a given task in Windows and DOS. Plus, We will give you a feel for the system's configuration files and directory layout. So how does Linux startup?"

"The Linux boot process consists of a boot loader, kernel, and command processor. First the boot loader starts. The most common Linux boot loader LILO will present you with a prompt. At the prompt you can type what operating system you want to load. For a list of operating system you can load press [tab]. It will display the command word to use to load a specific OS. After a OS is specified, LILO loads the appropriate kernel. (The kernel is the main program that makes up the OS.) After the kernel loads it prompts the user to login and dumps them into the command processor of there choice. So what the layout of the Linux directories?"

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