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Old 01-20-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
StingRayZZZ
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How to improve my knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu)?


I'm 14 and I've been running Ubuntu for 3months now. My goal is in the future to build my own distro. I was wondering if anybody can tell me what can I do to improve my skills in Linux to have the abillity to setup arch Linux.

The skills below are what I'm capable with.
Setting up Ubuntu.
Partitioning.
A little bit of bash and bash scripting.
Installing software using apt-get .not including from source.

I just need someone to build a path for me because I don't know what to do from here to improve myself with Linux.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Start with learning the commandline:
http://linux.2038bug.com/rute-home.html

If you follow the instructions in the Beginner's Guide you already should be able to install Arch.
For your long time goal, you should know how a Linux system works under the hood. So, once you are proficient with the commandline, you might want to have a look at Linux From Scratch: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

For the future, please use descriptive thread titles. Titles like "I need help!" say nothing about your actual problem and may even drive people away from your threads.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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A good way to learn about Linux is to help people on the forums when you know the answer to their question, and ask for help when you don't know the answer.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 01:41 AM   #5
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A good way to learn about Linux is to help people on the forums when you know the answer to their question, and ask for help when you don't know the answer.
When I was new to Linux, I would see questions posted here and even if I didn't know the answer, I would research it, learn it, and then post an answer. That sounds like it's crying out for the snide response "Get a life!", but it's not as bad as it seems. I have a very strong background in Unix (Solaris, HPUX, SystemV, SunOS, BSD, etc.) dating back many decades. Linux came later for me. Linux is of course very similar to Unix, and for the questions I saw here where I might know how to address them under Solaris for example, I took it upon myself to learn the (usually slight) differences of how to do them in Linux so that I could answer the question being asked. Side benefit was that I learned the little nuances of Linux rather quickly because I got to research and learn all kinds of things that I never would have dreamed of researching and learning otherwise.

I was heavily active on these forums many years ago, coinciding with the time when I was learning Linux. But I've been away for many years. Now I'm back, to a much lesser degree than before, but at least I'm back for now. Unfortunately time constraints now are much tighter than they used to be so I can't get involved as much.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 03:35 AM   #6
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You can start from here: http://www.tldp.org/
 
  


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