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Old 02-27-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Good Book on Linux Hardware Troubleshooting?

Anyone who can help me with my new job.
I have been selected in one of MNC for the post of Linux Core System administrator. I need a book on Linux Hardware Troubleshooting.
Any suggestions?
Old 02-27-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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not sure what you exactly define as hardware troubleshooting, so here my 2 cents.

I do such a job since 1998, i am responsible for any kind of trouble appearing in our *nix hard- and software environment.

From my point having a good knowledge of electrical and engineering, and as a result really to know how hardware works, is the minimal. Knowledge of C-programming is really helpful, so you can track down into source to see how a driver on a specific device acts. Learning to debug a system and its drivers and how to handle core dumps and kernel panics is useful. Also additional indepth knowledge in networking, SAN and cluster solutions is required.

So i think it will be difficult to find a book covering out all this different areas. Most of my knowledge is retrieved from more than 25 years of work in IT area.

Should i provide a brain dump on a USB stick?


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