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linux reference

Hi,

I am interest to learn linux. Currently I am handling HP-UX server. Any website that I can refer to learn the linux basic?

regards
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Trusted Contributor

Re: linux reference

Hi,

in my opinion this is a good start point:
http://www.kernelnewbies.org

Then you can try/find your Linux distribution...
http://distrowatch.com/


hth
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Re: linux reference

As you already know HP-UX, you know most of the commands needed to operate Linux. You need to learn the "Administration tasks" related to Linux.

In the red hat site, you have very good documentation about how to install, configure, monitor the performance, administrate, secure and maintain Linux.

http://www.redhat.com/docs/

But, you should consider the distribution, the administration tasks and configuration files may vary from distribution to distribution.

I prefer Red Hat and Fedora, then SUSE.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
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Re: linux reference

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Re: linux reference

Lots of resources for Linux.

http://www.ugu.com has various sections for whatever flavor you are working with. Many links to the FAQs and newsgroups for the many flavors as well.

There is a link on the main page for LINUX Beginners and Users.

And, can google for just about any Linux question you can have. At the least it will direct you to HOWTOs.

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Frequent Advisor

Re: linux reference


Linux is a very hands on experience. It is not that difficult anymore, so I suggest you just dive into it. Find yourself some hardware and go ahead.

Download the four ISO images for i386 from

http://fedora.redhat.com/download

There will be four CD's in total, or one DVD

Burn them to CD's using your burning program or download isorecorder for CD's from http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

Put the first CD into the drive on your designated linux box and boot the system. If your BIOS is set up to boot from CD you will be promted for installation. Just follow the instructions on the screen and select to install everyting the first time.

I suggest you do not enable security enhanced linux during installation for your first days - this will complicate things for you and you may grow sour for not understanding why things are not working.

You will propably want to install the ting a few times before you are satisfied.

The first thing to do is to familarize yourself with the yum command and do a yum update to patch the system.

Now, I suggested the Fedora installation because this in my experience is the biggest and most complete. There are many others out there, but many of them may lack some functionality. This can always be installed, but it is be nice to just have everything there to start with. Only thing necessary I find missing is emacs. Just google for the yum command to have it installed if you need it.

If you afterwards want to uninstall stuff, just do a rpm -qa to list the packages installed and do for instance a

rpm -qa | grep java | xargs -t yum -y remove

to uninstall everything containing java.
poi
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Honored Contributor

Re: linux reference

Try the Linux Documentation Projext.
(http://tldp.org).
You will likely want to start with the
guides section (http://tldp.org/guides.html).
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Re: linux reference

Hi,

Like said, there are so many resources for linux, making it hard to choose a starting point.

Although they are suse specific, I think Suse documentations are well prepared and good to start with for newbies.
There is a user guide and admin guide for suse linux 9.3 at http://www.novell.com/documentation/suse93/index.html




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Re: linux reference

HP-UX commands are coming mostly in linux from cut to perl. Few system administration commands are only getting differed like rpm -> sw commands.

Start from here:

http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginners-linux-guide/
http://linuxresource.com/Linux_General/Beginners/index.php
http://linuxreviews.org/beginner/

hth.
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Super Advisor

Re: linux reference

Hi,

I plan to buy an extra hardisk to install RedHat Linux 9.0 prof. Existing my pc already hv windows XP. I hv partitioned the hardisk to C & E drive.

Can I hv the steps to install the linux into a blank hardisk and at the same time able to boot in multi os selection (windows XP & Linux)?

regards.