Booting Linux and Installing Applications from Source

Students wishing to acquire the intermediate skills required as a Linux system administrator.

Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
30 minutes

As a Linux System Administrator you’ll sometimes require a specific piece of software, or specific version of software that is not available as a binary from your Linux distribution’s repository. In this situation, compiling your own binary directly from the source code may be the only way to obtain this application.This course covers the prerequisites required to compile software on your system, as well as how to extract and build software from source. A number of alternative bootloaders aside from the now standard GRUB bootloader are also discussed. This course is for people taking Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2) Exam 202.


Building from Source

  • describe the process and considerations for extracting source from an archive
  • recognize the process of compiling and installing a package
  • recognize how to build and install a package from source

Alternate Bootloaders

  • match the bootloaders to their descriptions
  • choose the most suitable bootloader to use in a given scenario





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