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Old 04-13-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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i am new to linux please let me know how should be proceeding to get expertise in linux i am planning to get in to linux server admin role ..can u suggest any books or websites where i can get real environment exposure to problems faced...and how i shd practice the commands means implementing commands...so that i can keep in mind for longer time...
 
Old 04-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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i am new to linux please let me know how should be proceeding to get expertise in linux i am planning to get in to linux server admin role ..can u suggest any books or websites where i can get real environment exposure to problems faced...and how i shd practice the commands means implementing commands...so that i can keep in mind for longer time...
Go through tldp.org, quite useful.
 
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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...where i can get real environment exposure to problems faced...
Conceptually, start with your own laptop/pc. Use Linux for your daily tasks. What's more real than our daily life?

Technically, get yourself familiarized with FHS, and it's important to make your fingers dirty with vi. Try figure out how permission and ownership works. Pipe something. Create, move, delete. Read manpages. Don't sleep.

Dig deeper into filesystem layer, it's a tricky area. Fdisk your disk, and parted some new partitions, RAID it, and make it useful. Or make it logical. Mount, unmount, destroy, reboot, and see what happens. Don't forget to give your girlfriend a call. Read manpages.

Then try bring your linux online. You likely want to install this or that. Or curious if your Linux could perform any better. Read manpages. Share your MP3s or knowledge with others, as teaching is actually the best way to learn something.

Once your Linux got connected, you probably urge to invent some sort of nickname for your machine and tell your friends to give you a visit, or staying away from bad guys. And if you really got paranoid, you could lock yourself in a jail, or go even crazier and make root practically unusable. Get some smoke, drink beers. Read manpages.

Server admin role? Well, you've heard about 99.9999%-availability-thing out there, that means that your boss has a chance of 0.0001% to get you fired in every 365 days. And nights. And he's counting. And your girlfriend's calling. If this happens, read manpages. I mean, some treatment can help your heartbeat get back to normal. Or you could make something up to fake that your server has, say, 9 lives and being immortal. Let your boss counting sheep in his bed. Now go on, take your girlfriend out once in a while, treat her nice, take her shopping or something.

Server admin role? Just remember these; Exercise, Expertise, Experience, Example, Ex-girlfriend.

Please take my advice lightly, and sorry for the speech.


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Old 04-13-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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You'll need to choose a distro www.distrowatch.com. Generally, any of the top 10 or so is worth a look. Most people try a few before they settle on one.
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

If definitely going for a SysAdmin career, I'd start with RHEL; currently the biggest player in commercial market.
Note that you have to pay for support/updates.
If you want a free version, go Centos; a free re-build of RHEL. Note no support ( try LQ ), but you will get updates.
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
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