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Part II: HP-UX System Administration > System Startup and Shutdown

Chapter 14. System Startup and Shutdown

Chapter Syllabus

14.1 Introduction to the Boot Process

14.2 Processor Dependent Code

14.3 Boot Area on the System Disk

14.4 Initial System Loader

14.5 Loading the HP-UX Kernel

14.6 The init Process

14.7 Runlevels

14.8 Adding a Program to Run at Boot Time

14.9 System Shutdown

Understanding of the system startup and shutdown processes is very important both for routine system administration and troubleshooting. Every HP-9000 server or workstation is supplied with boot code that resides on ROM. As soon as you power on the system, this code executes and performs self-tests and some initialization tasks. It then loads the HP-UX kernel and hands control over to it. The kernel does a number of system initialization tasks before you get a login prompt on your console or terminal. This chapter covers in detail all of the processes that take place from system power on to the display of the login prompt.


  

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