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Old 08-14-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
teachmelinux
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How do i get started guys??


I have basic knowledge in windows, but i am really interested and really need to learn linux. Red Hat mostly.

The thing is im trying to learn how to manage RedHat linux servers. So, i have no idea how to even log into the thing, how to install software to it remotely, or anything of that nature.

Needless to say im not ready to manage one, BUT i really need to learn it asap.

All the linux documents out there seem to start somewhere in the middle and assume you arleady know something about linux. I know nothing, ive never even seen a linux OS before.

What to do, how to start?
I mainly need to know how to login, how to install stuff, how to find my way around, etc...

Thanks,
 
Old 08-14-2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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ALSO

Also,
Im wanting to install linux, but with out buying another drive IF possible. Can the drive be partioned in away i can run windows and linux on both drives??

Thanks!
 
Old 08-14-2004, 12:22 AM   #3
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Knoppix is a good distribution to use to get your feet wet with Linux. With Knoppix you can boot from a CD into a working Linux environment without installing anything on your hard drive.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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you could start here...an excellent online book. part of linux, i learned, is using your ability to read...a lot!



http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/


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Im wanting to install linux, but with out buying another drive IF possible. Can the drive be partioned in away i can run windows and linux on both drives??
yes you can!!!! it's called dual-booting or multi-booting if you're using more distros. currently i multi-boot win98, SuSE and slackware...all on the same harddrive...different partitions.

Last edited by detpenguin; 08-14-2004 at 12:37 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 01:22 AM   #5
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whats the advantages of knoppix compared to dual-booting, which do you guys would be better for me right now?

Thanks for the feedback!
 
Old 08-14-2004, 02:36 AM   #6
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If you want to lear Linux Red Hat, you must install in on your hard drive!
When you install in you shound read many books for Linux. And the basic things you try them on your LINUX RED HAT.
I think if you read many books for Linux you will learn and understand it.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 02:40 AM   #7
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I would presume that speed would be a real issue with Knoppix however if you like it I think you can install it.
 
  


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