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Old 03-30-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Hi all, I am linux newbie. Linux is my subject in uni and it is also my favorite topic. I just installed linux redhat 9 server. Now what to do next? Thanks
 
Old 03-30-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ forum!

It's good that you've installed RHL. You can now follow guides listed below and keep practicing for command and new concepts. If you face any problem or have any doubt, post here.
1. Linux on the Road
2. Introduction to Linux
3. Bash Guide for Beginners
 
Old 03-30-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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Hi:

Welcome to Linux Questions ninty

Here's a few webpages that can be of help; down the road.

https://access.redhat.com/support/start/
https://access.redhat.com/support/contact/

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...mentation.html

Best of wishes to you!
 
Old 03-30-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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Hi all, I am linux newbie. Linux is my subject in uni and it is also my favorite topic. I just installed linux redhat 9 server. Now what to do next? Thanks
Welcome to LQ.

RH9 is a little over a decade old and is no longer supported. I would recommend either investing in RHE6.x or using its close fork CentOS for learning. That is unless the class you are taking in school mandates RH9, if that is the case, I'd consider dropping that class as a farily large amount of what they will be covering will be out of date an no longer function in modern distros.

If it is just a basic Linux course, then any distro will be fine including RH9 as basic bash commands and basic linux commands have not changed. If this is administrative tasks, or more detailed about the server, then RH9 is not worth it. No USB support, no LVM support, no ext4 support, etc... RH9 is just to bloody old.
 
Old 03-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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I just installed linux redhat 9 server. Now what to do next? Thanks
uninstall rh9

it went "End of Life" a very long time ago

if you need to stay with red hat
buy a license and install the current RHEL 6.4

red hat did a name change 10 years ago
rh9 went to RHEL3
rhel3 is unsupported
RHEL 4 is unsupported( mostly) and
RHEL 5.9 is the very last minor update to the 5 series
with RHEL 6.4 the current


the price for a single desktop install ( if you need to ask the STD 1 year for $299 is likely what you need )
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/

and the SERVER price !!!
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/server/
( $349/YEAR to over $3240/YEAR )
or
install one of the free rebuilds of red hat
CentOS 6.4
http://centos.org/

ScientificLinux 6.3 ( soon to be 6.4)
https://www.scientificlinux.org/

But be aware that rhel/cent/ and sl
are "Server" class operating systems
They are not the best choice for home desktop use
They also assume that the person using these distros HAS a lot of linux experience
-- this is reflected in the lack of documentation
-- they all point to the red hat docs
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...erprise_Linux/


for home use and for a "new to Linux" person a lot of people like "Limux Mint 14 "
http://www.linuxmint.com/index.php

they seam to do a good job at making things easy for new users

in contrast
in RHEL most things need to be manually set up in config files and from the terminal
 
Old 03-31-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
You should learn the basics of linux. Start here
 
  


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