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Old 09-24-2003, 05:03 PM   #1
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book recommendation?


Hi,

I'm looking for a decent overview-type Linux book that would describe things like:
- sequence of events when Linux starts up
- structure of the file system, everything's a file, /proc, /dev, /etc

I've looked at a few of the O'Reilly books but am not sure which one would be best. Maybe "Understanding the Linux Kernel"?

Any suggestions?


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Old 09-24-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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Running linux http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runux4/

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Old 09-24-2003, 05:19 PM   #3
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by mark_2811
sequence of events when Linux starts up

from power up to bash prompt, its somewhere on tldp.org

by mark_2811
structure of the file system, everything's a file, /proc, /dev, /etc

look at the fhs(google it)

both of those are more reference material rather than an introductory text, i would reccomend for an introduction to linux/unix the rute users guide by paul sheer(its in my bookmarks)
 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:39 PM   #4
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Re: book recommendation?

Quote:
Originally posted by mark_2811

I've looked at a few of the O'Reilly books but am not sure which one would be best. Maybe "Understanding the Linux Kernel"?
Uh, look in /usr/src/linux
there is a Directory there......Documentation
this puppy is 5 megs including 1.6 in plain texts. Tells all about
the Kernel and what it can and cannot do, how it can be used/configured. LOTS of Info there!!! check it out.



he he, I found this in Ebook form.......pdf as a matter of fact.
can't find URL.......will post when I do.

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