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Old 11-25-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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new to linux


Hello everyone out there in Linux World.

My name is blackEndGame,
I am a computer science major in college, I wish to try to learn more about the world of linux. The OS I am most familiar with windows Vista. I have a collection of OS in my library:
- vista home premium
- XP developer edition
- ubuntu 9.10 (desktop & server edition)
- red hat linux 9.0


I really want to learn the command prompt / user inter face side of the OS, with my dream being to one day write my own OS.

I have tried to install my version of red hat linux that i got out of "Linux User's Guide: using the command line & GNOME with red hat LINX 9.0" book one of my professors gave my last year, but as to date i have been unsuccessful in install it, but i can install XP or vista any time i wish. I am woundering if anyone can help download or point me in the right direction.

PS I am also in interested UNIX, and UNIX version 1 writen in 1971.

thank you to anyone who reads this or that can help me
-blackEndgame
 
Old 11-25-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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Just search for "Linux tutorial" and you'll get a lot of answers!

See the tutorials in my sig to learn the command line. Also, if you're new to Linux and want to use it as your desktop, I highly recommend reading this:

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 11-26-2010, 03:44 AM   #3
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- XP developer edition ?????? according the MSFT that edition does not exist.

anyway...

here is a pointer:
Linux commands library (dictionary)

and another:
DOS versus Linux Commands


cheers

Last edited by teebones; 11-26-2010 at 03:49 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 03:46 AM   #4
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Really, get rid of Red Hat 9. It's out of date and not supported, so there's no real point in even trying to install it now.
 
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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Get Ubuntu 9.10 that you have and install that. There is a Ubuntu Documentation available. Read and follow. You should be up and running with it in no time.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 05:09 AM   #6
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Thanks for these infor~~~~
 
Old 11-26-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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- to teebones
Yes it does exist. If you can tell me a way of sending you a copy
over the internet, I would happy to send you a copy.

-to Nylex
I was trying to install Red Hat 9, YES i know its VERY out of date.
But since I had the user's guide, it shows you how to worked it through the command prompt vs.
using GUI interface. Also it so how the inner workings of the software and
the kernal works. That what I learn how to user the command prompt not the GUI interface.


- to linuxlover.chaitanya
I have that version of Ubuntu 9.10, both the desktop and server edition. Do you know of
a web site that would show me how to use the command prompt.

Thank you everyone so far who has posted comments, this is really helping me with computer
science!

Last edited by blackendgame; 11-26-2010 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #8
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I find the best way of learning the terminal for me was experience. After using linux for 3 years and slackware for 2 it's pretty much a necessity. Man pages are also helpful.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 10:13 PM   #9
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I got dual boot of vista and Ubuntu 9.10 desktop edition, any ideas now where I should go or do?
 
Old 11-26-2010, 10:22 PM   #10
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These are references that have helped me, in addition to Google, LQ, and alt.comp.os.slackware.

Here's a good basic intro to Linux. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but the information is solid. I wish I had known about it/it had been there when I started with Linux five+ years ago.

The Slackbook is also great. It's Slackware-oriented, so it's very good on basics, such as permissions, file structure, and the like. Very good on basic command line stuff.

Garrels's Introduction to Linux is extremely detailed and very thorough. It is very strong on the command line.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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I want to get into hacking and exploring the limits of a computer. Write code from scratch myself, I hear that not the case now days. Most people download stuff online and have a flash drive tool kit.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 11:13 PM   #12
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Quote:
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I want to get into hacking and exploring the limits of a computer. Write code from scratch myself, I hear that not the case now days. Most people download stuff online and have a flash drive tool kit.
At least this is possible with Linux based operating systems where the source codes are open, unlike the proprietary systems some of us grew up with. Did you get that Billy boy????
 
Old 11-26-2010, 11:40 PM   #13
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sorry not really? but i know what open source means. I just need help and someone to show me the ropes i guess. I wish i could of worked in the late 80's and early 90's during the dawn of the internet. When all you had was a user interface, and before the facebook. Which i think its becoming the only reason why people go online. Does anyone remember the glory days of internet before facebook, myspace, ect.. When hackers would go online talk about computer, unix, social engineering, and would explore the limits of the telephone. I want to bring those days back, some day it seems like the internet is going down hill. Sorry for going off on a rant..
 
Old 11-27-2010, 02:09 AM   #14
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Does anyone remember the glory days of internet before facebook, myspace, ect.. When hackers would go online talk about computer, unix, social engineering, and would explore the limits of the telephone. I want to bring those days back, some day it seems like the internet is going down hill. Sorry for going off on a rant..
I remember the days when the internet was all text-based and local BBSs were the 'in thing'. At least THEY had ASCII-art. I wouldn't say the internet is going downhill, but it's become an opiate of the masses, where everyone has the ability to get online... before it was more like a secretive, private drug only for those in the know.

For getting a linux system up and running, forget about the CD that came with your book. Better to start off with a current release. Head over to your linux-distro-of-choice's website, and download an ISO image of their current build, and install that instead. More apt to work right out of the box than the older version you had will.

Last edited by wolf2600; 11-27-2010 at 02:19 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #15
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Just to add, if you want to write your own OS, just like me, the "alt.os.development" group on Usenet (Google groups) is something you want to check out. Have fun
 
  


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