Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This 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!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Manchester/U.K
Distribution: Mandriva Free 2007
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hello Computer People

Im just saying hello. Ive just installed Mandriva as a dual boot with XP. Im TOTALY INTIMIDATED already. I dont understand a bit of it (I dont even know how to shut down the machine under Linux). I cant get my wireless card working (I think i may have messed up DNS settings). For some reason my cdrom drive gives some message about some guy named HAL. Im lost now, but im sure one day i'll get the hang of it. Im doing the Prosoft CIW, so i realy need to learn this stuff thoroughly. Has anyone got a recomendation on books that will teach me (in a newbe fashion) about this style of operating system from start to finish?
TIA. Stuart.
Old 01-29-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Wheezy (x86)
Posts: 6,094

Rep: Reputation: 272Reputation: 272Reputation: 272
I would start with the RUTE tutorial.

From there I would go to the Linux Documentation Project and read some of the things there.

Maybe start with:
-Introduction to Linux - A hand's on Guide
-Bash Guide for Beginner's
-GNU/Linux command line tools summary
-Linux system Administrator's Guide
Old 01-29-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Distribution: Slackware64 , OS X , OpenBSD
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 15
I recommend the Linux Online-Linux Courses at They have three separate courses; beginner, intermediate, and advance. The courses give a bunch of information in a clear and concise way. I lived on this site for weeks when I started out using Linux. They also have short lessons and how-tos as well.
Old 01-29-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Manchester/U.K
Distribution: Mandriva Free 2007
Posts: 30

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanx guys ill give them a look


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I get people to use Linux? I'm bad at converting people over. Mr. Hill Linux - Newbie 31 10-19-2008 09:16 AM
LXer: Linux a computer operating system for the people LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 11-03-2006 05:03 PM
Why Scourge (2nd computer) isn't getting ip address from Misery (1st computer) dhcp? pslave Linux - Networking 2 04-09-2006 05:58 AM
Considering Mac Mini for people who use computer for simple internet use linux-rulz Other *NIX 3 01-16-2005 06:38 AM
KDM & KDE setup for computer ILliterate people ZX_SA Linux - General 3 10-28-2004 11:37 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration