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Old 04-27-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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Scientific linux - how-to?


Hi,
I am new user for linux. i need to know, how to work in scientific linux environment.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

You probably need to be more specific. Work on what?
Generally you need to play with it to get to know your new system.
There are lots of linux tutorials online. Google will be of great help.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 07:49 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

You probably need to be more specific. Work on what?
Generally you need to play with it to get to know your new system.
There are lots of linux tutorials online. Google will be of great help.

I agree with sycamorex. This is an awesome community to get help, but you have to help us to help you.

What is your level of knowledge with linux?

What specific task are you trying to accomplish?
 
Old 04-27-2011, 07:52 AM   #4
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Not much "how to use" information on the Scientific Linux website other than the Scientific Linux Forum.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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Here's a recommended linux newbie welcome pack
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/

Have fun
 
Old 04-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #6
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That's not a bad tutorial, but it has some things that as I understand are specific to their school computer and will be different in pretty much any distro you will use, and that might be confusing for newbies. It's still a good tutorial, but I just want the OP to keep this in mind if (s)he reads it.

This is another good tutorial: http://linuxcommand.org/

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #7
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Scientific Linux 5 is mostly a copy of RHEL 5, like CentOS 5 : Fedora 6 based.

Scientific Linux 6 is a copy of RHEL 6 : Fedora 12 based.

Fedora documentation http://docs.fedoraproject.org
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tools/yum

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:07 PM   #8
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Scientific Linux

Hi, read a bunch of stuff on the Scientific Linux site.

Most of the material relates to using the Scientific Linux interface.

If you know how to use linux these instructions should be adequate, if you don't know linux then you must learn it first. There are several packages with different names and this site has a download of a complete linux system. Download and install this linux version because Scientific Linux will not be anything like Ubuntu or Debian. Gnu also has a complete linux system you can download and install. If you like a challenge Slackware is my favorite. These distributions are all free and set-up is a cake walk with all of them. Just make sure that the machine you use is not configured for Windows because linux will lack the (proprietary) drivers for some on board stuff. A generic PC is the ticket and you can go to many linux sites where they each spell out exactly the best hardware to use. Really stretch your brain matter and build it yourself, there is no soldering to do it is all like lego, you just assemble it.

Good Luck

David
 
Old 04-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #9
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arunagiri
SL6 is a repackaging of RHEL6.0 with some extra packages added

to learn how to use Linux and red hat based OS's look at the CentOS forums and here on LQ

but without MORE info from you .....


work on what?
or just using the OS ?
or the very basics of just WHAT a computer operating system is ?

so without knowing i can only guess
-- go to your local bookstore ( or amazon) and buy a copy of the "red hat enterprise linux 6- bible"
the one published THIS YEAR 2011
 
  


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