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Old 11-17-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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Post Newbie Training


Hello,

I have just purchased a VPS for training myself in linux. I know linux by shell isn't the best method of learning but its a start, plus if I make a booboo it only takes a few clicks to restore the entire OS.

My question is, where do I start?

I have already learned that the nameserver ip addresses need to be added to /etc/resolv.conf in order to get the internet working. I am also familiar with yum for installing applications.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Look at my sig, sveral good links to aid you.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Learning by shell is probably the best way to go about it, as most of the GUI utilities just isolate you from how things work. I myself started with just telnet access to an sgi irix box. by learning that way yes the learning curve is steep but you will build a good foundation of unix knowledge that will serve you well weather you need to use those skills on linux, bsd, solaris, unix or even a mac. instead of learning how to set something up with a graphical utility that may only apply to your specific distro. good luck to you sir, and I think your off to a good start.
 
  


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