Here are some materials that should be useful. A basic understanding of virtualization, installation, and some fundamental commands. If you need a good linux ebook you can pm me for a link.
Kernel information: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...nel/index.html
Virtualization video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnNX1...eature=related
I recommend understanding these concepts:
What is a swap partition, do you need one?
What is an extended partition? Why are extended partitions used?
Find out the two hard disk partitioning tools that you can use with linux
What is a boot loader, and which one have you chosen to use?
Where did you mount your primary and swap partitions?
What does it mean to mount a partition?
Be able to create a new directory.
Be able to create a new file.
Be able to change a users password.
Practice these basic commands:
* ls (& ls | less )
* cd (& cd ..)