How to diskless boot a Linux machine

Diskless booting implies that a client computer does not have any disk storage when booting an operating system. In that case, the computer can load the kernel as well as the root filesystem from a remote NFS server over network. It may use several different methods to load the kernel and the root filesystem from […]
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How to check what services are enabled on boot in Linux

There are so-called startup services in Linux which are set to launch automatically when a Linux system boots up. Such startup services include basic system configurations (e.g., networking, security modules, hardware peripherals), as well as various add-on services (e.g., NFS, MySQL, VPN, rsync), which all are needed for a particular Linux system to operate as […]
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How to automatically start a program on boot in Debian

When you want to configure your Debian system so that it will start a certain program automatically on boot, you can leverage Debian’s init system which controls various startup services at different runlevels. In Debian, a directory called /etc/init.d contains a list of scripts that are executed by init process during startup and shutdown. Thus, […]
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