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Old 02-04-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Need a Good Red Hat Admin book


I am still somewhat new to Linux. I am looking for a book that will go over the installation, configuring, and tuning of Linux. I also want a book that will go over the architecture of Linux. In other words explain the different part of Linux. I did a search and come up with anything conclusive. I did find a book on Amazon that looks like what I am looking for. The book is "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Administration Unleashed". Has anyone ever seen this book? Is there a better book?
 
Old 02-04-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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I am still somewhat new to Linux. I am looking for a book that will go over the installation, configuring, and tuning of Linux. I also want a book that will go over the architecture of Linux. In other words explain the different part of Linux. I did a search and come up with anything conclusive. I did find a book on Amazon that looks like what I am looking for. The book is "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Administration Unleashed". Has anyone ever seen this book? Is there a better book?
Hello Victor383,

Lots of how to's and documentation here... http://tldp.org/

Happy research.

Rob
 
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As you are new to Linux, this MS v Linux comparison article is worth reading: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
Also, try this for understanding Linux: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

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Old 02-05-2008, 12:18 AM   #4
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You might also check out the official documentation from Red Hat, although I'd start with Rute or the general overview at TLDP to get started...
 
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First of all thank you for all the help. I will take a look and every link everyone posted. I would not say that I am exactly new to Linux. In the past I have loaded it on computer and played around with it. I never really got too far with it. I installed a few apps. I never could get Java to really work. Figured out how to remote into it with VNC and connect with Putty. One of the reasons for getting back into Linux is that the company I work for may be switching to Oracle’s EBS financial system. EBS likes to run on Linux. This means I will be administrating several Red Hat boxes. This is the reason I need to learn the architecture of Linux. I need to learn the file structure and what the different parts of the OS actually do. I hope this helps.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 06:32 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=Victor383;3045801]I am still somewhat new to Linux. I am looking for a book that will go over the installation, configuring, and tuning of Linux.
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That is already quite a wide field. Some of that is almost inevitably distro-specific, so you need a book which concentrates on one or more distro's that you may end up using. It sounds as if you have decided on
RedHat (or related) distros, which probably makes things easier, as there are a whole load of Red Hat books out there. As there are a selection, might I suggest a good bookshop...

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I also want a book that will go over the architecture of Linux. In other words explain the different part of Linux.
I suspect that you mean a different thing from what I would mean by 'architecture'. Judging by you more recent post (which I hadn't seen when I started typing) you may mean 'file system layout' and you should get info by 'googling' those terms + linux.

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I did a search and come up with anything conclusive. I did find a book on Amazon that looks like what I am looking for. The book is "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Administration Unleashed". Has anyone ever seen this book? Is there a better book?
I don't know this book particularly, but its probably as good as any, if you like that kind of thing. The 'Unleashed...' series tend to be OK-ish (or better), competently and clearly laid out, but I can't say I've ever found them inspiring. For a RedHat 'get things done' book, I very much like the 'Linux Quick Fix Notebook' and the O'Reilly cookbook series are pretty good too (if there is a cookbook which is oobviously relevant to whatever you are trying to do).

On a more general level, Essential System Administration (Frisch) is a stone cold classic of a book, but isn't distro, or even Linux, specific.

I'd strongly consider trying to divide your learning into nice compartmentalised modules, depending on what you need to achieve next (which might be file sharing, name serving,....) and get one general book that you like and then supplement that with specific/detailed books as the need arises. As has already been commented, there is a lot of material out on the web, and there should also be a lot of documentation installed on any linux box (how tos, etc). A search on "linux file system hierarchy" wouldn't do any harm, particularly the tldp page.
 
  


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