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.
I'm kind of a newbie, but I wanted to set up a dual boot windows xp/linux system on my laptop and I wanted to know how.
The advantage is, I'm willing to format my existing hard drive and start from scratch. I've heard that this is an easy way to do it...that you install Linux first, and you can install windows afterwards.
Does anyone know of any good online tutorials covering this?
well the biggest caveat is to install windows second! that will destroy the boot loader without even thinking twice about it. if you install windows normally first, there is nothing to say you should have any notable problems, just leave enough space unpartitioned for it.
128mb should be enough to install and run RH9 or Mandrake 9.1 in graphical mode - the machine will be fairly slow though with the combunation of a pentium 200 and 128 and a DE like KDE or GNOME - the advantage of Mandrake out of the box is the inclusion of IceWM (a much lighter Window Manger) - you can install lighter Window managers in Red Hat though.