Linux - NewbieThis 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!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
there's all sorts of ways of going wrong, but we couldn't possibly point any anything useful with such a vague request. erm.. make sure you have enough resources available - disk / ram / cpu...? I could mention things about socket timeout tuning, but that's too avanced if you're just starting. I suppose disabling SELinux is probably something to do in the first instance... what else are we supposed to say? If the pitfalls were that common, they would be designed out of the system...
Sorry for the vague question, when you are new to this so, the questions also maybe be vague. What I mean is there are things in CentOS that I do not need to install, then I'll put up the web server and file server (maybe mail server). I was running CentOS 4.1 but it was set up by a friend of mine, but this time I would do the job yourself. My server is an old Dell machine that has 4 gig of memory and dual core 2.8 GHz processor, there is room for six SATA drives.
PS. Thank you for your very quick response.
(I laugh well now) There are some typos from me, then I do not have English as their mother tongue. Sorry I got the version on the CentOS server fail. You are right, of course. Now I begin with the installation, crossing fingers and toes and hope I do not scold too much when I'm doing the installation.
Have now set up my server, and wonder why I can not create shared folders on the server. mkdir looks like it does not work. What am I doing wrong?I use Putty to access the server, the webmin installation did not com tru certainly i did something wrong here to.
-rw------- 1 root root 1230 jul 5 16:47 anaconda-ks.cfg
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 jul 5 21:53 CentOs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21313 jul 5 16:47 install.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4497 jul 5 16:47 install.log.syslog
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16263821 jul 5 12:00 webmin-1.554-1.noarch.rpm
I managed to create the directory "CentOs" but i cant " cd /CentOs " and get in to it. Her you can see webmin is downloaded but i could`t install it.
OK, as you're not really familiar with the Linux filesystem layout and things like that I'd really recommend taking a step back and properly picking up some basics. This tutorial looks reasonable - http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/ in no time these things will seem really obvious to you (e.g. "/CentOS" is an absolute path, you want just "CentOS" - you didn't run "mkdir /centos" so why are you running "cd /centos"?)
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 07-05-2011 at 04:59 PM.