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Old 03-14-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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i want to ask whether learning linux from scratch is helpful for career in linux? if yes, how? if i build my own distro using linux from scratch, then can i add it to my resume?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 03:49 AM   #2
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You should be doing that to understand how linux works, once you do, only good things can happen to your career.
 
Old 03-15-2010, 04:09 AM   #3
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i want to ask whether learning linux from scratch is helpful for career in linux? if yes, how? if i build my own distro using linux from scratch, then can i add it to my resume?
Well, that will be helpful if you are aiming to become a Linux system administrator, because AS far as I know there is no coding involved for building a linux distro, it will give you insights about how linux works internally,

and of course you can gracefully add it to your resume,,,
 
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Yogesh,

One more piece of advice from my side:

Becoming a LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR and becoming a LINUX DEVELOPER are practically two different things.

Decide for once in what direction you want to go and then act/read/research accordingly,

You will not gain anything by trying to grab two different things at the same time, unless you are a super-genius.

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Old 03-15-2010, 04:51 AM   #5
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I agree with the previous posting. Linux From Scratch needs a lot of time to even recreate a generic build. It will help you to learn a lot of technical stuff, but I don't think that it will make a difference in your resume - in the worst case it could even make you look like a nerd or a weirdo. For your career you should pick one speialized area (sysadmin, developer, webadmin, or even specialize in some application like QT, etc) - that makes more sense for a resume.
 
Old 03-15-2010, 08:15 AM   #6
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I disagree with the Post No. 5.

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It will help you to learn a lot of technical stuff, but I don't think that it will make a difference in your resume - in the worst case it could even make you look like a nerd or a weirdo.
Linux from Scratch is not a child's play.
If a person successfully compiles/create his own Linux distribution, it means he has learnt a great deal of Linux internals, so mentioning this in the resume will make the interviewer re-think about the candidate's potential if the interview is w.r.t the System administrator post.
That's the reason I don't consider it weird !

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:16 AM   #7
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Yogesh,

One more piece of advice from my side:

Becoming a LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR and becoming a LINUX DEVELOPER are practically two different things.

Decide for once in what direction you want to go and then act/read/research accordingly,

You will not gain anything by trying to grab two different things at the same time, unless you are a super-genius.
now, i am very confusing,because you said LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR and LINUX DEVELOPER are two different things. i like both, means i like to do developing application. also i like as administrator. which fields has more scope?
 
Old 03-15-2010, 11:22 AM   #8
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Its like saying you like cars. Do you want to be a mechanic? Or do you want to be an engineer? Do you want to fix cars, or do you want to build new ones/ new car parts?

In context; do you know the difference? If not, you probably want neither, you probably just want to go work somewhere that uses Linux.
 
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Its like saying you like cars. Do you want to be a mechanic? Or do you want to be an engineer? Do you want to fix cars, or do you want to build new ones/ new car parts?

In context; do you know the difference? If not, you probably want neither, you probably just want to go work somewhere that uses Linux.
i want to be engineer.
 
Old 03-16-2010, 12:25 AM   #10
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now, i am very confusing,because you said LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR and LINUX DEVELOPER are two different things. i like both, means i like to do developing application. also i like as administrator. which fields has more scope?
As far as I know, in *INDIA* Linux SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS are in a great demand. Our company is also looking for one for a long time.

But

Being a Linux SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR doesn't mean merely getting a certificate.
It is a matter of learning Linux **in and out** which you can do gradually only with experience and enough amount of time.

And last of all,
again I repeat, do not try to grab many things at the same time. You will not gain anything by doing that.

And if you decide to become an Administrator, we will be there to guide you BUT DECIDE ONCE AND STICK TO THAT.
 
Old 03-16-2010, 12:33 AM   #11
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i want to be engineer.
If you are sure about this statement of yours, then it means you want to become a Linux developer and not a Linux system administrator.

If this is the case, then I have given you enough inputs to get started in this thread of yours: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-793315/
 
Old 03-16-2010, 02:02 AM   #12
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As far as I know, in *INDIA* Linux SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS are in a great demand. Our company is also looking for one for a long time.

But

Being a Linux SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR doesn't mean merely getting a certificate.
It is a matter of learning Linux **in and out** which you can do gradually only with experience and enough amount of time.

And last of all,
again I repeat, do not try to grab many things at the same time. You will not gain anything by doing that.

And if you decide to become an Administrator, we will be there to guide you BUT DECIDE ONCE AND STICK TO THAT.
thanks for your response, you really help others from your heart. keep it up.
 
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:17 AM   #13
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thanks for your response, you really help others from your heart. keep it up.
Most welcome !
 
  


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