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Old 09-14-2005, 12:09 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a good online tutorial about how a Linux box's file system is set up (brainwashed to think like a windows box)? I'm having trouble understanding where my kernel source code is even located, and (if there is even any) program compatibility issues. Basically, if you have a certain version of a kernel, core, etc can programs for older versions work under it? Heck, I don't know how to find out what core I have, or if I have one lol. Again, this probably doesn't make sense since I'm thinking windows, please bear with me. I'm willing to learn whatever anyone on here is willing to share.

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Old 09-14-2005, 12:38 AM   #2
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Disregard..I'm an idiot.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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Kernels are backwards compatible, you should be able to see which you have on startup.
You can read about kernel here: http://kernelnewbies.org/
You can use wine to run windows applications: http://www.winehq.com/
Alot of various documentation here: http://www.tldp.org/
The shell: http://linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php
Linux google: http://www.google.com/linux

You will do alot of reading, but its fun

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Old 09-14-2005, 01:13 AM   #4
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Since it's 2:15a in my timezone I think it will wait for tomorrow. Thanks for the links!

LS
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:22 AM   #5
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You are welcome
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:39 AM   #6
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About kernel, I think its more important which distro you use.
Check out http://distrowatch.com/
Top 6 is newbie friendly. KNOPPIX is a live cd. Mandriva and SUSE will release a new version very soon - mandriva 2006 and SUSE 10.0.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:41 AM   #7
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I'm currently running Red Hat Enterprise WS...is that the same as 9?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:49 PM   #8
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no.. 9 is for personal use. But I dont know how much difference it is.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 08:52 PM   #9
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Try these cmds:
uname -a
cat /etc/issue
they should tell you what you are running.
The RH Enterprise/commercial versions usually start at v 2.1 I believe.
RH 9 is very old and no longer supported eg security patches.
You can get free re-badged versions of Enterprise line from http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/ for example.
Also www.centos.org.

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