"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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