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I am new to all of this like I said. I have a little bit of experience on linux with the Ubuntu 5.10 breezy distro. But I want to learn more on my own. I have looked at the Debian site, but all the manuals are tons of pages long with no good way to download them all at the same time.
Is there a good and free source for a manual on Debian, or more general Linux, that is just one PDF? or maybe one ZIP type file that can be downloaded? Id just go bye a book, but $50+ $ is out of the budget for now.
Anyway, thanks to any that has advice. I really appreciate it.
How to learn Linux:
1 Use it--try things, push buttons, experiment
2 Get stuck--ask questions on forums--return to step 1
3 Read some tutorials and return to step 1
4 Buy "Linux in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly)---when you get tired of reading, return to step 1
The point?? Learn mainly by actually doing--Dont start with books because it will be hard to relate to anything if you haven't already tried a few things.
I am also new to Linux. After many attempts to install, I finally achieved success with Ubuntu. I now have the Hedgehound, Breezy,KDE Breezy, and the Drake loaded on my Compaq. The first install went well, but I am unable to update the Hedgehound. The other versions work OK.
The error message is that user is not in sudoers file. I found an answer in this forum about signing in as a single user and modifying the sudoers file. I accomplished adding user to the file. How do I reset the permissions?
I tried to change the permissions and that's when the file rebelled. I have not been able to recreate the proper permissions to make adept run. So I am still not able to install the updates.
The man pages on the sudo haven't helped. I also purchased "Linux Complete".
I know I am overlooking something, besides my lack of knowlege.