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Old 11-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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RHCSA RHCE Question


Hello Guys,

I am based in UK and wanted to do RCHSA and then RCHE certifications. I have some very very basic knowledge of Linux and would like to know where / how to start preparing for these exam sort of like a study plan.

I would love to hear from recent previous RHCE people and would really appreciate there valuable input. I apologise if this question has been asked 1000 times before,would really appreciate if someone can point me to the right posts.

One more question is my computer Bios doesn't support the option where I can virutalise my computer are there any other softwares that I to practice red hat in a virtual way ?

Thanks again for reading my post.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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Hello manuce, welcome to LQ,
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I am based in UK and wanted to do RCHSA and then RCHE certifications. I have some very very basic knowledge of Linux...
If you have only very basic knowledge, for what the hell do you need a certification? Could you please explain in more detail why you want to dive into Linux?

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and would like to know where / how to start preparing for these exam sort of like a study plan.
Install Linux and use it.
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I would love to hear from recent previous RHCE people and would really appreciate there valuable input. I apologise if this question has been asked 1000 times before...
far more often
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,would really appreciate if someone can point me to the right posts.

One more question is my computer Bios doesn't support the option where I can virutalise my computer are there any other softwares that I to practice red hat in a virtual way ?
You can install virtualbox also if the BIOS doesn't support virtualization. Just try it out. But why do you want to install Linux in a VM? wouldn't it be better to install on your computer, probably dualboot with Windows?

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Certification and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hello Markus,

I want to get into linux administration professionally thats why want to increase my knowledge of using linux. Since as a fresher I have very slim chances of getting a job as junior linux admin having a certification would really help in getting the foot in the door.

I have tried virtual box and it doesn't seems to work with the virtualisation on my pc,as I am using HPXW6200 series work station it doesn't seems to support it,I am not keen at goign for a dual boot option as it always create issues down the line. Would prefer some usb based boot up or hot boot cd option preferably. Will search for Centos or Scientific linux for it.

Thanks for the reply.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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I want to get into linux administration professionally...
But why? I mean, what's your background? Do you have any experience with Windows administration? Servers? Networking?
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...thats why want to increase my knowledge of using linux. Since as a fresher I have very slim chances of getting a job as junior linux admin having a certification would really help in getting the foot in the door.
this maybe true, hopefully you know what you are doing
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I have tried virtual box and it doesn't seems to work with the virtualisation on my pc,as I am using HPXW6200 series work station it doesn't seems to support it,I am not keen at goign for a dual boot option as it always create issues down the line. Would prefer some usb based boot up or hot boot cd option preferably. Will search for Centos or Scientific linux for it.
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mh, virtualbox should work. Are you using Windows XP or Windows 7 on the machine? 32bit or 64bit? As far as google says it is possible that your Xeon processor does not support hardwarevirtualization..... but I'm no expert here.

Why do you think that dualboot will make problems? There are many people out there using Windows and Linux on one PC. I mean, as a Linux Admin you should be able to install dualboot.

For hardware issues regarding virtualization I would recommend that you create a new thread in the virtualization forum http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ualization-90/

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Hi,

I have desktop support background and don't have Windows server admin background.

"mh, virtualbox should work. Are you using Windows XP or Windows 7 on the machine? 32bit or 64bit? As far as google says it is possible that your Xeon processor does not support hardwarevirtualization..... but I'm no expert here."

Yes I have searched on forums about this long debate that xw6200 can't support but will give it a go on the forum address that you posted thanks for that.

I am using WIN 7 64BIT Dual XEON Machine.

I have ran into currpting boot loaders before but that was long time ago things might have changed now, another reason is harddrive space and limited budget
 
Old 11-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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I have desktop support background and don't have Windows server admin background.
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You should be aware that Redhat means "Server", you'll have to make some experience with networking, setting up services (NFS- and Samba-shares, mailing, Squid, Routing, etc.) and I doubt that you can learn this with one virtual Linuxmachine alone.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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Well I have two machines at the moment one is my desktop and other is laptop probably might have to go to this dual boot option that you suggested earlier. Do you think Centos or Scientific linux will be the right choice as they closely resemble Red hat. Thanks

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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I don't know Scientific Linux and have few experience with Centos. Centos is the free version of Redhat, therefore it would be good to use it.

Markus
 
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Cool thanks for the help Markus really appreciate it
 
Old 11-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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Cool thanks for the help Markus really appreciate it
You're welcome.
 
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Well I have two machines at the moment one is my desktop and other is laptop probably might have to go to this dual boot option that you suggested earlier. Do you think Centos or Scientific linux will be the right choice as they closely resemble Red hat. Thanks
You should check out this thread in which many good points are made including using RHEL for personal use.
 
  


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