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Old 03-30-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Angry Root file system

Hi guys ,

Well i am a newbie to linux.
I started reading about Linux boot process from IBM resources and now i got stuck with the Root file system and initrd process.

Here are my doubts..

1)Root file system means a separate file system similar to ext4 ,Fat,etc or it is to denote the file system over which the root directory is mounted.

2)Whether initrd and initramfs are types of file systems similar to ext4 ,fat etc.

3)if so then initrd and initramfs are allowed to only used as root file systems.

Please guys reply as soon as possible.Badly I am stucked for past one week.
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Welcome to LQ!

Look at Linux File System section for some useful & helpful reference links. Start with these;
Understanding UNIX/Linux file system:
Part I <- Understanding Linux filesystems
Part II <- Understanding Linux superblock
Part III <- An example of Surviving a Linux Filesystem Failures
Part IV <- Understanding filesystem Inodes
Part V <- Understanding filesystem directories
Part VI <- Understanding UNIX/Linux symbolic (soft) and hard links
Part VII <- Why isn’t it possible to create hard links across file system boundaries?
Look at Rute for a good tutorial.

Few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!


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