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Old 07-21-2011, 03:59 AM   #1
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guide to centos


hi all,

well i have gone through many linux sites and tutorial as i am new to linux and have to learn it as i am a new assistant system administrator(my company uses centos).
i have learnt the commands and all and now what step should i be taking?
how should i proceed and what all to do now?can anyone please help me out..
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to Linux. The best way I can recommend is to get a (redundant/second hand) PC (at home if possible) and ... install CentOS on it. Configure it as a server and play with it. Link it in a network, try your hand at the firewall, telnetting, remote admin, web server, ftp server, anyhting you can get your hands on...

Bottom line: CentOS is ... Linux. So, if you know the console commands (found on several sites) you'll be fine. The GUI (the icons, the mouse and stuff) really is secondary to that. Linux is not the pretty desktop, but the stuff underneath, the stuff that manifests itself as ... text.

This line does encourage me:

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i have learnt the commands and all and now what step should i be taking?
...so, what you're saying is: "I know how to fine-tune the Lambo's engine, what's next...the paint job?"...

Want my two-cents? You're already there, the rest is experience, and the community. If you've got any problems, come on over and we'll help ya!

Welcome

Thor

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Old 07-21-2011, 04:32 AM   #3
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The best way I can recommend is to get a (redundant/second hand) PC (at home if possible) and ... install CentOS on it.
Or use dual boot on your existing system, or a virtual machine in windows.

Kind regards
 
Old 07-21-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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if possible, convert your main laptop or desktop to Linux. Fedora for example since it's the same family as centos/redhat.
This way, the time you spend tuning managing your system serves as experience you can reuse on the servers later.
You don't want to learn things while using windows that you could not use on the work systems.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #5
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I'd look at some online courses or maybe some local courses. At least you could look at the curriculum to decide what you may wish to start on next. If you job lets you then consider one of the boot camps. They usually give you all the exact questions needed for any certification tests.

Good thing about Centos is you simply can replace that name with red hat to get a how to online (if you can't find a centos example)

Hehee. In Texas, learnt is a real word.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 07:08 PM   #6
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@16pide: Fedora is related, but not the same as Centos and Centos is free, so why not use that, as that's what he's got at work?

@OP: As above either get another PC or learn how to dual-boot at home.
To find version
Code:
cat /etc/*release*
You can get the manuals online here http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion_index.html and use the RedHat or Centos ones, so long as you use the right version num
 
  


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