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StamfordRob 01-07-2003 09:46 AM

How to.. LINUX ADMIN..
all.. i have been a board user for sometime now.. everything has always panned out and has been great.. however.. at this time i think that i should start learning with a little more structure.. i want to move into a more Linux Admin role and i am looking for guidance for a true direction to go in.. does anyone have recommendations on how to learn.. what to learn first.. where to learn.. books classes etc.. i can load a ditro, tool around with things to a point.. but i have no knowledge of say unix?? do i have to ?? is it best to? things along those lines ..

thanks for all the help.. past and present..

:study: :Pengy:

NSKL 01-07-2003 10:43 AM
Read the bofh series (theres ten files) they are called bofh1 through ten, you'll find them under "b" on that page.
They will teach you what a good sysadmin is. ;)

Ok, now for real, a quick google search gave this:
And in order to be a good sysadmin, in addition to knowing how your system works (perhaps make a LFS) you should know some bash and perl scripting. I'm still so far behind i'll never be a sysadmin tho...

StamfordRob 01-07-2003 03:26 PM

I will check out the "LAME" section.. thanks.. I am a network admin with, of course, microsoft tools. I'm also looking for real world teachings.. As I know there are certain things that I could teach somebody that they should and should read.. and direction of what not to read or learn.. I am looking for that in a Linux teaching too..

do i need to learn unix?? to what extent is that helpful.. or is most of the command line interation with a linux language..

banana2 01-07-2003 08:18 PM

try maybe for begining tool called "linuxconf"

you can do some stuff around this tool

Aussie 01-07-2003 08:58 PM

Install slackware, and learn how to config a distro through the cli.

ddpicard 01-08-2003 10:38 AM

I agree with Aussie. I have recently installed Slack 8.1 myself and that has taught me SO much.

I have always found that hands on for me is better than just reading. Sure I needed to read the howto's and all but reading them while actually doing it has always been the best way for me.

As for the Unix. I have 2 RISC systems here on my network running IBM AIX Version 4.3.3 and learning Linux has really helped me when it come to problems with those. My software vender is the main one that administers and resolves problems because it is part of our contract. But, since I have been using and learning linux I have been doing more and more on them. That way I don't have to call them for every little minor issue that might arise. The simularities between my Unix and Linux are very simular.


NSKL 01-08-2003 12:12 PM

Also, "Running Linux" by O'reilly is a excellent book that covers some system administration tasks, and how to perform them (making backups, what to do in an emergency, etc)

Micro 01-08-2003 12:51 PM

I install and repair tape libraies that for the most part are controlled by servers running varies flavors of unix solaris, hp-ux,aix,irix and many more. I fix and deal with the hardware aspect of the libraries but as I'm sure your aware a lot of problems are caused by either misconfigured software or program faults. I have found that learning linux has helped me greatly in understanding these unix flavors. So much so that a good basic understanding and working knowledge of linux only leaves learning the various quirks that each of the above flavors of unix has. So learn linux and if you find yourself in front of a solaris box you ought to be atleast able to fight your way out.

StamfordRob 01-10-2003 09:22 AM

sounds good.. thanks to all for the insight..

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