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Configuring a Default Boot Target

The LPIC-1 exam expects the candidate to know how to change a default target for a Linux computer using systemd. This exercise will assist you in your practice of determining what the default target is, and changing it to a new one.

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Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jul 05, 2018

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  1. Challenge

    Check the default target

    Note: If you have an issue connecting to the instance, wait a minute or two to allow the instance to finish provisioning and retry.

    The current default target is set to Use the appropriate command to verify this:

    systemctl get-default

  2. Challenge

    Change the default target

    The administrator will need to change the default target so that the computer boots into a graphical desktop:

    sudo systemctl set-default

  3. Challenge

    Check the Default Target again

    Check the Default Target again

    Now verify that the system is set for a graphical boot:

    systemctl get-default

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