Welcome to the LQ Newbie Forum
This thread is inspired & modeled from: So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next?
which is provided to aid Slackers.
Neither this post nor I (Onebuck)
officially represent LinuxQuestions.org
in any way.
You have arrived here at LinuxQuestions.org
and hopefully participation with a great forum community that will help with your GNU/Linux experience. If you have a problem or question then my recommendation is to first read 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries/posts provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or question(s).
Please give some thought to that 'New Thread Title', it should reflect a quick overall hint to your query. Help ME! Urgent! or even politely 'Please help me with my problem' have no relevance. We know your here for help. Plus these forums are supported by volunteers, no urgency to us. Our time is a value to us and supporting GNU/Linux is one way of giving back to the whole community.
is very important here at LinuxQuestions.org
so along with the reading & understanding the 'LQ Rules
' then your LQ experience should be a good one. The LQ Sitemap
is very useful to help find the way around. Plus don't forget to re-read and understand the 'LQ Rules.
excerpt from LQ Rules
Do not expect LQ members to do your homework - you will learn much more by doing it yourself.
Doesn't say we can't do your homework but it does say that you will benefit by doing it yourself. Just don't expect a LQ member to do it. I'll open a door or point someone to information that hopefully will aid them to concluding their own answers. It's better to approach your text/notes first then the teacher or instructor with issues but nothing says you can't garnish help/information from us that can be presented to them.
Newbies should be aware of their My Profile
& LQ UserCP
in the 'My LQ' sidebar. Once you learn to navigate around LinuxQuestions.org
then things will start to fall into place. Look at those sidebars and use them. It won't break. If it does break or not function the way you think it should then post the problem/query in LQ Suggestions & Feedback
Whenever posting here a request that someone responds with tech-speak to your query and you don't understand then please request a definition. Or ask for the responder to expand on what was presented or to explain what was presented in a clear and concise manner. LinuxQuestions.org
is a World Community
and sometimes things can be lost whenever we use abbreviated text or technical speak when responding thus providing potential confusion. Add to that personalities and things can get very interesting here on LinuxQuestions.org
You can find links that will hopefully help your endeavors by looking at 'Slackware-Links
'. More than just SlackwareŽ links! Don't forget Linux Wiki
& Linux Tutorials
here on LQ which have loads of helpful information.
If you look at the side bar menus you will find other useful links to information that will open many doors.
can be and should be one of the first things for you to use when looking for answers. Since the question you present may have already been answered or something that may lead to alternative means to solve your issue(s). These same resultants may aid in forming a better query to the forum.
Some responders will say Google
It or let me Google
it for you. They have a point! Google
& <Linux> - Google Search
will get you loads of information that may aid but you will still need to discern to be able to understand. Sometimes you can post useful links from those same searches to reinforce or support information that you have garnished from someplace. It's better to provide information in a complete sense when asking for help.That's why 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' is a helpful source that should be read.
I will add that 'How to Answer a Linux Question
' is just as important to read for everyone and not just newbies.
Google Linux Software Repositories
is another good source that can be speedy when you need something for that particular distribution.
You can look at the Linux Distribution General section of 'Slackware-Links
' where you will find some useful links to general information.
Get Your ISO, LiveCD & Pocket OS
section has several useful links. One of which will provide you the means to test drive a distribution or a LiveCD to aid in diagnosis. 'The LiveCD List
' provides a Very Good List to choose from for such work. Don't forget that sidebar, it has 'Download Linux
You should be aware of:
Once You get the ISO downloaded then you should do a md5sum check on the downloaded ISO(s) image(s). This can be done using a M$ Windows application such as 'md5sum.exe
' to check the md5sum. Or for Linux from the cli you would do;
~#cd /downloadisolocation #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5 #substitute the correct name to check
Once you are sure that everything is OK then you can burn the 'ISO IMAGE' to your selected media. Please note that some users must burn the ISO image at a slower speed to insure a good burn. By slowing the burn speed you may insure that a good copy will be created if the image is indeed valid.
Once the image has been burnt to the media then a 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning
' check would be advised. Your burn application can fail so a check of the final media would prevent you from some possible headaches.
Linux - Distributions
is the place to look for your distribution specific questions. This forum has several
: Linux From Scratch
, Red Hat
, Ultra X
, Linux Mint
Whenever posting here on LQ be sure to try an get the proper forum to post within for proper exposure for the request/post. If you happen to have an errant post then use the Report button at the bottom of your post to request specific action(s) by a moderator. They don't bite! Spank maybe but corporal punishment is not that bad.
I generally refer these links to a newbie;
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Hope this Helps!