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Old 11-17-2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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book for newbie


I know, you've all heard newbies ask this question, what book should I get to learn about Linux?

My problem is that all the newbie guides deal with the GUI in linux!!! Even all the CBT videos and whatnot all deal with the GUI and some commands. I can learn that on my own once I learn what goes on underneath the hood. I know everything about Windows. I want to know the same about Linux.

So

what book can teach me how linux works and how to use everything? I understand this will be a long process, but I need a good book to start.

I want to start off with Slackware. My other little obtacle is the fact that when I attempt to install Slack 10.2, I can't mount my SATA hard drive.
I've tried everything with the mount cmd: dev/sdb sdb1 sdb hdb /mnt/xxx
Slackware Live recognises it just fine. I have a separate Linux PC with slackware but its a POS. I'd rather use Linux on my 4Ghz P4 10000Rpm HD.

Back to my point, any good books that will teach me what goes on under the hood?

I appriciate any advice, thnx.

--halabb
 
Old 11-17-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: book for newbie

Hi,

and welcome to LQ!

Quote:
Originally posted by halabb
I know, you've all heard newbies ask this question, what book should I get to learn about Linux?

My problem is that all the newbie guides deal with the GUI in linux!!! Even all the CBT videos and whatnot all deal with the GUI and some commands. I can learn that on my own once I learn what goes on underneath the hood. I know everything about Windows. I want to know the same about Linux.

So

what book can teach me how linux works and how to use everything? I understand this will be a long process, but I need a good book to start.
rute is a good starting point, look in my social bookmarks.

Quote:

I want to start off with Slackware. My other little obtacle is the fact that when I attempt to install Slack 10.2, I can't mount my SATA hard drive.
I've tried everything with the mount cmd: dev/sdb sdb1 sdb hdb /mnt/xxx
Slackware Live recognises it just fine. I have a separate Linux PC with slackware but its a POS. I'd rather use Linux on my 4Ghz P4 10000Rpm HD.

Back to my point, any good books that will teach me what goes on under the hood?

I appriciate any advice, thnx.

--halabb
Chances are that you chose the default kernel bare.i or bare_acpi.i
which doesn't have support for sata built-in. Just recompile it with
your chipset enabled.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-17-2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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The trouble w/ computer books is they become out-of-date
quickly, sometime before being published. That said, I go
w/ a classic, Linux Cookbook.

Alot of online documentation on the web. Feel free to surf
the link in my signature.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 11-18-2005, 01:34 AM   #5
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You forgot the best resource out there!

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

So good.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 02:03 AM   #6
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You forgot the best resource out there!

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

So good.
Actually both myself and Ozar HAVE mentioned it.

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz = rute



Cheers,
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:20 AM   #7
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doh!

didn't check the URL's, i only know of the one I posted, didn't realized it was hosted elsewhere

Teach me to butt my head in =)
 
Old 11-19-2005, 01:14 AM   #8
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I have briefly reviewed 'rute' and it looks like that is what I need.

I will review all the sites listed, thank you all for you help
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:46 AM   #9
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OMG!!!

What a collection of knowledge!!!

It'll take months to read/understand/experiment with just the topics applicable to my computing interest!!!

My only "regret" is I'll probably go broke buying printer paper! ROFL!
 
  


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