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.
I've been working about 3 weeks on getting linux. I've probably ran into every problem you could ever imagine. I've probably spent atleast 20 hours working on this. I've decided to just "screw it" and wipe my HD, install redhat.
What preparations should I make?
Any hardware information needed besides that found in the windows device manager?
What IP information do I need (I'm using a wireless router)?
Any advice for the big dive?
Thanks for all the help this forum has produced. I hope in a few months of linux, I will be able to finally start giving back to this forum instead of just extracting answers.
I would consider installing Fedora instead of redhat because of discontinued support from redhat inc for redhat. As far as hardware, Fedora is pretty good at recognizing most hardware. During the installation process, you will be asked to create three partitios
I would create a separate /home partition so if in the future you have any problems all data saved in your /home can be accessed. I was never able to get my wireless working with redhat9, then i didnt really tried. other than that, good luck and if you encounter any problems post them here
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
You should write down the following things (from the Windows System Info):
Video Card (Manufacturer, Model, Max Resolution, Max Refresh Rate ... whatever else)
Monitor (Manufacturer, Model, Max Resolution, Max Refresh Rate)
Hard Disk (Manufacturer, Model, Capacity)
CD ROM manufacturer
Ethernet Card manufacturer
Along with anything else you can see that may be handy.
Backup all documents off your computer, so you dont lose them.
As snakeo2 said, try Fedora Core 2 or 3, since they are the most recent from RedHat, so are best supported.