• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

A fundamental skill of all Linux System Administrators is the ability to install the operating system and deal with any Boot issues. In this course you will learn about the boot process and how to install RHEL. This course will also cover some common boot and installation issues and how to deal with, or troubleshoot, those problems. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RHCSA exam (EX200).

Learning Objectives

Boot Process

  • start the course
  • describe the basic boot process and system components involved
  • configure the boot loader
  • alter the runlevel of the system
  • identify, configure, and boot from GPT or MBR
  • change the boot target with systems using SystemD
  • alter the boot process to gain access to fix problems or diagnose issues
  • create boot targets, boot states, and control parallel daemon instantiation with SystemD


Interactive Installation

  • describe Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 hardware requirements
  • describe and be able to select the appropriate installation method
  • perform the initial install of RHEL 7 onto a physical system using the graphical installer
  • complete the install of RHEL 7 onto a physical system using the graphical installer
  • perform a minimal install using the text mode installer
  • complete a minimal install using the text mode installer
  • describe swap space requirements and how to manage swap space during installation
  • recognize issues that can occur with UEFI and some setting that can allow the installation still


Installation and the Kernel

  • configure kernel setting and limits
  • update or modify a kernel to ensure a bootable system
  • list, add, remove, and configure kernel modules


Troubleshooting Boot and Install Issues

  • troubleshoot basic boot failures after an installation
  • troubleshoot and configure the GRUB boot loader
  • fix boot partition issues
  • fix mount points that no longer exist
  • use modprobe to blocklist modules
  • alter kernel settings to solve common system issues


Practice: Installing and Booting Linux

  • list the kernel modules, change the runlevel target, and add a second boot option to the grub boot loader in RHEL 7


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.