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Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users

Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users

By: David Carmichael (author), James K. Kirkland (author), Christopher L. Tinker (author), Gregory L. Tinker (author)Paperback

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Linux is a fast-growing operating system with power and appeal, and enterprises worldwide are quickly adopting the system to utilize its benefits. But as with all operating systems, performance problems do occur causing system administrators to scramble into action. Finally, there is a complete reference for troubleshooting Linux--quickly! Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users is THE book for locating and solving problems and maintaining high performance in Red Hat(R) Linux and Novell(R) SUSE(R) Linux systems. This book not only teaches you how to troubleshoot Linux, it shows you how the system works--so you can attack any problem at its root. Should you reinstall if Linux does not boot? Or can you save time by troubleshooting the problem? Can you enhance performance when Linux hangs or runs slowly? Can you overcome problems with printing or accessing a network? This book provides easy-to-follow examples and an extensive look at the tools, commands, and scripts that make Linux run properly.* A troubleshooting guide for all Linux users: Focuses on common problems with start-up, printing, login, the network, security, and more *Restore Linux when boot, startup, or shutdown fails--and reinstall Linux properly when all troubleshooting fails *Explains how to use some of the most popular Linux performance tools, including top, sar, vmstat, iostat, and free *Handle storage problems and CPU slamming to ensure high Linux performance *Solve hardware device problems by deciphering error messages and using the lspci tool *Use backup/recover commands and tape libraries to create proper backups *Identify and correct remote and network printing problems using spooler commands Gone are the days of searching online for solutions that are out of date and unreliable. Whether you are a system admin, developer, or user, this book is an invaluable resource for ensuring that Linux runs smoothly, efficiently, and securely.

About Author

James Kirkland is a Senior Consultant for Racemi. He was previously a Senior Systems Administrator at Hewlett-Packard. He has been working with UNIX variants for more than ten years. James is a Red Hat Certified engineer, Linux LPIC level one certified, and an HP-UX certified System Administrator. He has been working with Linux for seven years and HP-UX for eight years. He has been a participant at HP World, Linux World, and numerous internal HP forums. David Carmichael works for Hewlett-Packard as a Technical Problem Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia. He earned a bachelors degree in computer science from West Virginia University in 1987 and has been helping customers resolve their IT problems ever since. David has written articles for HP's IT Resource Center ( and presented at HP World 2003. Chris Tinker and Greg Tinker are twin brothers originally from LaFayette, Georgia. Chris began his career in computers while working as a UNIX System Administrator for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia. Greg began his career while at Bellsouth in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Chris and Greg joined Hewlett-Packard in 1999. Chris's primary role at HP is as a Senior Software Business Recovery Specialist and Greg's primary role is as a Storage Business Recovery Specialist. Both Chris and Greg have participated in HP World, taught several classes in UNIX/Linux and Disk Array technology, and obtained various certifications including certifications in Advanced Clusters, SAN, and Linux. Chris resides with his wife, Bonnie, and Greg resides with his wife, Kristen, in Alpharetta, Georgia.


Preface xviiChapter 1 System Boot, Startup, and Shutdown Issues 1Chapter 2 System Hangs and Panics 51Chapter 3 Performance Tools 79Chapter 4 Performance 107Chapter 5 Adding New Storage via SAN with Reference to PCMCIA and USB 159Chapter 6 Disk Partitions and Filesystems 185Chapter 7 Device Failure and Replacement 229Chapter 8 Linux Processes: Structures, Hangs, and Core Dumps 253Chapter 9 Backup/Recovery 285Chapter 10 cron and at 315Chapter 11 Printing and Printers 345Chapter 12 System Security 383Chapter 13 Network Problems 423Chapter 14 Login Problems 495Chapter 15 X Windows Problems 527 Index 551

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780131855151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780131855151
  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 0131855158

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