Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Firsttime visitor and to be frank, a first time Linux guy.
I'm looking on using Adobe Air on an low specced machine and preferably running from a USB Stick. At present, I've tried using Ubuntu Live USB and had some good results - but I'm looking for the most skinnest setup to allow Adobe Air to do its thing without various other processes taking up valuable processing time. And to make things fun, its all got to run from a USB Stick.
Now I know this might be pretty specialised but some extremely good pointers for me would be extremely beneficial, e.g. running other distro's from a USB key and persisting, what shared objects are required by Air (e.g. must I install all of gnome or can I get away with a subset) and what minimum spec has anyone achieved (past the official stats).
At present, I've managed to get things working with a standard Ubuntu but it doesn't perform that well considering the hardware its on. I've managed to install a minimal Debian from the Netinstall and from a USB key - but it doesn't (seem) to utilise the spare space on the USB Stick to allow other elements to be installed, e.g. GNOME or Fluxbox, in order to add the other additions to the key. Finally, I understand the Linux OS utilises something called a 'swap' space - if so, how would this work with a plain old USB key? Clever Partitioning?