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'm fairly new to linux and it seems that I"m having problems unpacking .tar.gz files. I would double click them to unpack them on RH9 version 2.4.20_30.9 and I click on extract and I receive an error message that resembles:
"Cannot change ownership to uid 179, gid 305: Operation not permitted"
It does it for every .tar.gz file I try to unpack. It also does the same thing on terminal command : "tar -xvzopf libdnet-1.7.tar.gz"
I'm logged onto root when I perform this unpacking so I shouldnt get any permission errors but seems like I am.
I was doing this on a fat32 partition. I use the fat32 partition (drive e in windows), mounted as osshare in RH9 so I can share files between the to OSs. So I'm guessing that means, dont do Linux commands on Fat32? Hmmm that might solves quite a few of my problems.
I'll give that a try and get back to you all.