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Linux Tutorial - Part 5
Linux Basic Fundamentals Guide and Tutorial
Welcome to the Land of Linux's tutorials and guides. In part 5 of our free tutorial we will cover some of the basic aspects of Linux Systems Administration. We will cover the creation of file systems, checking and repairing file systems, auto mounting file systems.
We will look at the boot process of a system, runlevels and services
Managing space with LVM (Logical Volume Manager), LVM snapshots.
Managing Linux with Top, htop, nmon, iptraf, dstat, vmstat and nmap.
Using the ps command, nice, renice, fg, bg and jobs command.
Commonly used ps command examples.
Terminating processes with the kill and killall commands.
An overview of the Linux Boot sequence.
Managing system targets (runlevels) with systemd.
Managing services with the chkconfig command.
Managing services (systemd) with the systemctl command.
An overview of procfs and sysfs filesystem.
An overview of some basic Linux filesystems.
basic considerations when creatting a disk layout.
How to create a filesystem on a Linux system.
How to partition a disk using fdisk.
How to mount filesystems automatically using the mount table.
An introduction to the XFS filesystem.
How to create or add additional swap space to a Linux system.
Displaying filesystem utilization with the df command.
Reporting on space used by files and directories on a Linux system.
Displaying and modifying filesystem attributes.
Displaying information and modifying filesystem attributes.
Checking and repairing filesystems. how to repair a filesystem using fsck command.
Managing Disk and storage with LVM.
Commonly used LVM commands and examples.
Using the "pvcreate", "pvdisplay", "pvs", "vgcreate", "vgdisplay", "vgs", "vgscan", "vgrename", "vgremove", "lvcreate", "lvdisplay", "lvs", "mkfs", "mount" and "umount" commands.
Testing LVM commands with loop devices.
LVM Command Examples. Migrating data from a smaller disk to a larger disk.
How to create an LVM snapshot.