Ch16 The Boot Process Exam

  1. The first process that the kernel launches is called the _____ process.

    • kernel
    • init
    • sys
    • startx
  2. The first stage of the boot process is:

    • The Bootloader (LILO/GRUB) stage
    • The kernel phase
    • The init phase
    • The firmware (BIOS/UEFI) stage
  3. The fourth stage of the boot process is:

    • The init phase
    • The Bootloader stage
    • The firmware (BIOS/UEFI) stage
    • The kernel
  4. The program that loads the kernel is called the _____.

    • start
    • exec
    • bootloader
    • boot
  5. The second stage of the boot process is:

    • The Bootloader stage
    • The firmware (BIOS/UEFI) stage
    • The kernel phase
    • The init phase
  6. The third stage of the boot process is:

    • The firmware (BIOS/UEFI) stage
    • The Bootloader stage
    • The kernel phase
    • The init phase
  7. Which directory is used primarily for storing log messages?

    • /var/tmp
    • /var/log
    • /var/logging
    • /var/spool
  8. Which file is overwritten at the end of each boot process with the messages that were generated while booting?

    • /var/tmp/dmesg
    • /var/log/dmesg
    • /var/log/dmsg
    • /var/msg/dmesg
  9. Which of the following is not a daemon used for logging?

    • logd
    • rsyslogd
    • syslogd
    • klogd
  10. Which of the following is not a function of the dmesg command?

    • Add a new network interface
    • Check how the kernel has dealt with a new device
    • View the messages generated by the kernel during boot time
    • Alter the level of messages that the kernel prints to the console
  11. A primary function of a Linux bootloader is:

    • To configure devices
    • To load the kernel
    • To load the init process
    • To configure memory
  12. The firmware bootloader for Sparc systems is called _____.

    • BIOS
    • SILO
    • BOOT
    • LILO
  13. Which of the following are considered replacements for the traditional init process? (choose two)

    • Sysinit
    • Upstart
    • Starter
    • Systemd
  14. GRUB cannot be used with UEFI. True or False?

    • False
    • True
  15. initramfs: (choose two)

    • Contains an init script that loads drivers needed for booting the system.
    • Uses excessive system memory and is considered inelegant.
    • Is an archive which can be inserted into the kernel during boot.
  16. The journalctl command:

    • Reads log files in hexadecimal format
    • Has been superceded by the dmesg command
    • Is more difficult to use than the cat command for viewing log files
    • Is used to view journald log files
  17. The systemd equivalent of runlevels are called?

    • bootlevels
    • targets
    • initstages
    • BIOS
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