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ts_2
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linux reference books

1)what linux reference book is the best for a beginner?
2)i still dont understand about the solution of "unexpected consistency, run fsck manually". Can you explain it in details? Im using red hat 7.2 and an ext3 filesystem.
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Oren Amit
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Re: linux reference books

Hi,

1) A handy reference book I use is "Linux in a nutshell" from O'reilly. I know that "Running Linux" is also recomended (also from O'reilly).
2) Unexpected inconsistency's happen when:
a. The disk has bad blocks.
b. The disks where not unmounted properly. (i.e. pressing the reset / power switch.
In order to fix the problem you need to unmount the file system and run /sbin/e2fsck -pf /dev/
This will fix the problem.

Hope this helps.
Greg Carlson
Honored Contributor

Re: linux reference books

Mark Fenton
Esteemed Contributor

Re: linux reference books

I like Running Linux from O'Reilly. It contains a very good, new-admin-focused presentation. It's quite readable, too.

For info on specific commands/procedures, I use the Linux Documentation Project website, among others:

http://www.linuxdoc.org
http://www.tldp.org

Check it out.

Mark