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 maintain four Linux boxes in rural Central Florida, one box runs FC4 the other three FC3. Internet access is 56K. The phone company Sprint gives no hope for DSL. To save time I download the updates burn them to CD and then install from the CD to the boxes (openoffice.org-core alone took 19 hours to download). Can yum be configured to use the CD as a repository? Yum fails with updates lasting more than five hours because of the isp 5 hour connect time limitation. Downloading from the Internet with yum for each machine triples the time.
Muchas gracias for your help. It does not do exactly what I need. However, I found an excellent article by David Murphy at Linux.com "How to run your own yum repository" detailing what is needed. If you are interested it is at: http://servers.linux.com/servers/04/...&tid=23&tid=42