LPI Linux Certification/Customising System Startup & Boot Processes

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Detailed Objective (202.1)[edit | edit source]

(LPIC-2 Version 4.5)


Weight: 4


Description: Candidates should be able to query and modify the behaviour of system services at various targets / run levels. A thorough understanding of the systemd, SysV Init and the Linux boot process is required. This objective includes interacting with systemd targets and SysV Init runlevels.


Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Systemd
  • SysV init
  • Linux Standard Base Specification (LSB)


The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • /usr/lib/systemd/
  • /etc/systemd/
  • /run/systemd/
  • systemctl
  • systemd-delta
  • /etc/inittab
  • /etc/init.d/
  • /etc/rc.d/
  • chkconfig
  • update-rc.d
  • init and telinit