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® Linux and Novell® SUSE® 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.
Gone are the days of searching online for solutions that are out of date and unreliable.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.
Chapter 1 System Boot, Startup, and Shutdown Issues 1
Chapter 2 System Hangs and Panics 51
Chapter 3 Performance Tools 79
Chapter 4 Performance 107
Chapter 5 Adding New Storage via SAN with Reference to PCMCIA and USB 159
Chapter 6 Disk Partitions and Filesystems 185
Chapter 7 Device Failure and Replacement 229
Chapter 8 Linux Processes: Structures, Hangs, and Core Dumps 253
Chapter 9 Backup/Recovery 285
Chapter 10 cron and at 315
Chapter 11 Printing and Printers 345
Chapter 12 System Security 383
Chapter 13 Network Problems 423
Chapter 14 Login Problems 495
Chapter 15 X Windows Problems 527