LINUX IS A MULTIUSER, multitasking operating system from the ground up, and in
this regard the system administrator has flexibility — and responsibility — far
beyond those of other operating systems. Now, Red Hat has employed innovations
that extend these duties even for the experienced Linux user. In this chapter, we
look at those requirements.
The screen includes a General Kernel Parameters text field that enables you to enter any special options that Red Hat Linux may need as it boots. Your need for special options depends on what hardware you have. The remainder of the Boot Loader Configuration screen gives you the option to select the disk partition from which you want to boot the PC. A table then lists the Linux partition and any other partitions that may contain another operating system. If your system has a Linux partition and a DOS partition (that actually has Windows 95/98 installed on it), the table...