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Old 01-01-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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I want to learn Linux


Hi,
I'm new to Linux but my background is from IT support mostly windows based which include basic trouble shooting of networks. I would like to get help on how to start on Linux administration and prepare for some certifications. I recently migrated to Canada and want to put my step in IT field here. I have learned that certifications play important role in getting jobs.
If I can get some guidance here I will truly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance

Ali
 
Old 01-01-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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To learn ALL requisite commands:
Code:
info 'coreutils'
man command
To learn Bash Scripting:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf, kinda outdated, good info still. Or google learn bash scripting and advanced bash scripting guide and take your pick.

Quick Networking Bootcamp:
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w..._to_Networking
 
Old 01-01-2013, 03:21 AM   #3
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Hello alihaiders, welcome to LQ,

you should install Linux on your computer, probably dualboot with Windows. Here http://distrowatch.com/ you can learn about the distributions.

In Canada probably Redhat or Centos are a good start.

As for learning, try to configure on Linux all the services you have already configured on Windows. This will teach you a lot.

Markus
 
Old 01-01-2013, 05:24 AM   #4
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Try here http://www.tldp.org/
 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:50 AM   #5
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Concerning system specific task I should remind you that it is often necessary to unlearn the windowism you gathered from the past. Here in gnu/linux you should prepare your self to be a real-time learner of new things, else you get frustrated.

To familiarize yourself to gnu/linux system it is most advisable to learn new things from the beginner's perspective; this approach can help you cope up challenges later. Download this well written tutorial for beginners, have this ready at your side always. Use Ctl+F to find the topics needed at hand.

You can download this Advance Linux Administration Guide.
Or this Linux Network Administrator's Guide.

There is no need to enroll on classes if you have enough time to learn things from the desktop alone; only basic computing and mathematical common-sense is needed in learning Gnu/Linux.

Hope that helps.

Good luck.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 01-01-2013 at 06:57 AM.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by dinkus223 View Post
To learn ALL requisite commands:
Code:
info 'coreutils'
man command
To learn Bash Scripting:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf, kinda outdated, good info still. Or google learn bash scripting and advanced bash scripting guide and take your pick.

Quick Networking Bootcamp:
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w..._to_Networking
Thanks, the command and links are really useful. I think I'm getting hooked up to linux
 
Old 01-01-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for replying and helping me so far, I have already started installing Linux on a P4 IBM eserver. I am also thinking to make a few VM's and try different flavours of Linux. I guess installation would not be that great of a problem for me but working on command line wouldn't be easy. If I can get some tips for the command line that would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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A load of books/manuals (free to read) www.linuxtopia.org.
For getting a job, check the ads and see what distro (version) they ask for; generally I'd expect Redhat's RHEL in commercial settings to be favourite.
You do have to pay for that, which includes updates & support.
Alternatively, Centos is a free rebuild of RHEL, which includes updates but not support.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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A load of books/manuals (free to read) www.linuxtopia.org.
For getting a job, check the ads and see what distro (version) they ask for; generally I'd expect Redhat's RHEL in commercial settings to be favourite.
You do have to pay for that, which includes updates & support.
Alternatively, Centos is a free rebuild of RHEL, which includes updates but not support.


Thank you very much, I'm finding this link very useful
 
Old 01-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Another useful link (and a fun way to start learning the CLI) is LinuxCommand.

Regards.
 
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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Start by installing linux and use it. Usual anxiety associated with those planning to use Linux is how to install it without necessarily messing up their existing windows. To make your Linux experience less traumatic I recommend that you use the Ubuntu windows installer.

You can find it here - http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dows-installer.

Using the Ubuntu windows installer will not erase your windows installation so you can still use all your windows stuff.

You will have obstacles along the way but finding solutions or answers to these obstacles makes using Linux more meaningful.

Enjoy!
 
Old 01-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #14
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I am more of a visual learner so found video's like these on youtube real helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7AHu0rax_4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntl23uLDrI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCqK47QSRAA
 
Old 01-04-2013, 11:50 PM   #15
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I am more of a visual learner so found video's like these on youtube real helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7AHu0rax_4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntl23uLDrI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCqK47QSRAA
Thanks for sharing the videos, I have got some more on youtube and they are so detailed that I think I'm getting a bit understanding of command line
 
  


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