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Old 10-26-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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what is the best distribution if you want to learn


what is the best distribution if you want to learn?
currently i have redhat, but with this gui i am able to do anything, and i want to learn linux not learn the gui?

please sugest which distribution and the reason why??

thanks
 
Old 10-26-2003, 03:55 PM   #2
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If you just want to learn console commands, configure your RedHat to boot to text mode (/etc/inittab). But if you like adventures, build your LFS system. It'll learn you much about system internals.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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maybe it's a cliche, but i learned more with slackware in a week than i learned with redhat in a month. go slack, you won't regret it.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:02 PM   #4
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Re: what is the best distribution if you want to learn

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what is the best distribution if you want to learn?
currently i have redhat, but with this gui i am able to do anything, and i want to learn linux not learn the gui?

please sugest which distribution and the reason why??

thanks
Why not get something like Knoppix and run it from a CD. Debian based and very user frienley.. If you like it enough you can install it to a hd. Just my 2 cents.

Walter
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:07 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Mara
If you just want to learn console commands, configure your RedHat to boot to text mode (/etc/inittab). But if you like adventures, build your LFS system. It'll learn you much about system internals.
Iam a newbie to linux . Can u tell me what is LFS .
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:34 PM   #6
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LFS - LinuxFromScratch

...meaning: You build your own distro, piece by piece. Download all the files & documentation you need from: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org

oops, one thing though... you actually need a working Linux system to start this project. I'm a newbie myself, and have just started on a LFS project. To prepare my machine for theproject, i installed Mandrake cuz i was advised it was one of the easiest to install for a newbie.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 11:44 PM   #7
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distro download

Hey guys this sounds like a stupid question, but i want to downlaod a version of suse. But i am a newbie and the download page is alittle confusing. If anyone could help it would be muchly appriciated.


Thanks



 
Old 10-27-2003, 03:12 AM   #8
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They don't provide isos like some other distros, but you have few choices, just download boot.iso from any of their mirrors and do an installation from ftp(make sure you wrote down the address of the closest mirror beforehand), then the installer will only download the packages you selected during installation. Or alternatively if you have enough bandwidth and hdd space you can download the whole suse directory to your harddrive and choose to install from local harddrive, or lastly just save yourself all the trouble and grab a copy from software stores.
By the way I don't think version 9 is available on the mirror FTPs yet.
 
  


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