LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
amgn2l
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
New to Linux


I am just starting out in Linux and my goal is to become a sys admin. Any suggestions on where/how to start?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
cortman
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2012
Location: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
Distribution: Crunchbang 11, LFS 7.3, DSL 4.1.10, Lubuntu 12.10, Debian 7
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 43
Learn the command line/bash.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
JWJones
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Cascadia
Distribution: Slackware, LinuxBBQ, OpenBSD, Mac OSX
Posts: 723

Rep: Reputation: 187Reputation: 187
Get to know RedHat/CentOS and Debian. Throw in Slackware for good measure. Read this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oo-4175457488/
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
TroN-0074
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan USA
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Posts: 1,430

Rep: Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339
Here the list of Operating Systems I think they are a most, If you become familiar with them you wont have any problem with any other.

Arch Linux
CentOS Linux
Debian Linux
FreeBSD <-------No Linux but is pretty good too
OpenSUSE Linux
SlackWare Linux

Good luck to you.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
chrism01
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.5, Centos 5.10
Posts: 16,311

Rep: Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040Reputation: 2040
You'll need these
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
www.linuxtopia.org

You should install some kind of Linux at home and try it. Options are

1. dual boot with MS
2. full install ie Linux only on the system
3. use some kind of VM tech
4. use a LiveCD; basically it runs just from the CD/DVD, does not affect your HDD
 
Old 04-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #6
kooru
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Location: Italy
Distribution: Slackware, NetBSD
Posts: 1,342
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 266Reputation: 266Reputation: 266
Hi and welcome to LQ!
You can start here
 
Old 04-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
Lilgamesh
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
install linux on hard drive
try to use as much as possibele
 
Old 04-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
frankbell
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Mageia, Mint
Posts: 8,109

Rep: Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540Reputation: 1540
The most important part of learning Linux is using it. The items the others have suggested are all valid, but a little general.

If you want to be a sysadmin, it's probably a good idea to learn your way around CentOS, with is a free spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). RHEL and CentOS are heavily used in the Enterprise. You could do this by installing it in VirtualBox or other virtualization software, if your computer has enough resources, which is also a good thing to get familiar with, since many enterprises use virtual machines. If you don't have a Linux computer, you can install any Linux distro in VirtualBox on Windows and even integrate it into your home network (that's another post).

As for further learning, learning is easier when it's fun. I would suggest that you pick out something you want to do, such as

* set up a home network.
* record a podcast.
* create a website.
* manage a blog.

or something else that strikes your interest, and do it with Linux. In the process of learning how to do that thing, you will learn more about Linux. Then move on to something else you want to do and learn more things.

Use the command line as much as possible, because, in the enterprise, many servers run "headless," that is, without a monitor, and are administered remotely via the command line, but don't be afraid to use GUI tools if you get stuck--get the job done, then go back and investigate the command line. They are administered via ssh and the command line.

That will give you a good foundation in the basics, so you can then move on to learning the stuff you have to learn.

I recommend this book as a great introduction:

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels's Intro to Linux.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration