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Old 03-18-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Help me become better at linux, please


I'm not new to linux but I am no expert. I have taken the RHCSA and RHCE but they only teach you the things needed to pass the test. I am wanting to take the next step to be an expert. What are some suggestions that can help me get there?
 
Old 03-18-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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...I am wanting to take the next step to be an expert. What are some suggestions that can help me get there?
Use Linux for your normal computer use. Play with it. Break things. Fix things.
 
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:26 PM   #3
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Hi...

Do some searches on Google. There are articles out there that address this question, such as these two...

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Linux-Expert

https://www.linux.com/learn/weekend-...g-linux-expert

Regards...
 
Old 03-18-2017, 06:29 PM   #4
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yep like @fido_dogstoyevsky said install it and use it for your everyday OS. Necessity is the mother of finding out how to do it on Linux.
 
Old 03-18-2017, 06:44 PM   #5
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Install Linux from Scratch.

Solve any bug in any Linux software (documentation included ) and submit a patch through Git to the package maintainers.

Set up virtual machines with the same guest operating system but using three different virtualisation technologies.

Write two blog entries here on LQ on any Linux-related subject of your choice.

Write a Python program to emulate any Linux command of your choice, including all command line options.

Read through the questions here on LQ and try to understand (and solve) as many as you can.

(... That's enough for now - Ed.)
 
Old 03-18-2017, 08:03 PM   #6
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Install Linux from Scratch.
that is a big byte to chew on the first day. lol
 
Old 03-18-2017, 08:04 PM   #7
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that is a big byte to chew on the first day. lol
But the whole lot was for the first day!
 
Old 03-18-2017, 08:08 PM   #8
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Install linux in linux for each of the major flavors of linux. With debootstrap, arch-chroot, and whatever applies for the others. USB sticks are good for this type of fiddling. These tend to be minimum installs so take note of what does NOT come installed by default, by trying to use your usual tools to find that they are not there. Then use what IS there. ip instead of ifconfig, dhcpcd instead of dhclient, and whatever else applies to your usual administrative steps. When you have odd situations with low bandwidth, this can really get you past the usual hurdles with firmware, drivers, and other things. You might even find a favorite distro that can get you up and running the shortest amount of time on the slowest connection with the least amount of effort. Or at least take what is usually a bloated sloth and make it spiffy.
 
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https://training.linuxfoundation.org...linux-training

http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/p...es/bones.shtml

 
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:05 PM   #10
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But the whole lot was for the first day!
oh so that install Linux from scratch was just the before breakfast warmer upper then on to the big stuff. .. Got ya!
 
Old 03-18-2017, 09:57 PM   #11
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I would certainly not suggest trying to learn Linux by installing Linux from Scratch. That's like trying to write doctoral dissertation before graduating high school.

Here are a few thoughts.

Pick a distro that you feel comfortable with (you can try several by booting them in Live Mode). Learn how to use the package manager to install packages and keep the system up-to-date, then learn how to use the command line to do those things. I'd recommend Mint, Magiea, Debian, or OpenSUSE as good ones to start with. I started with Slackware, and I'm glad it did. Slackware is a darn good teacher and it will get you learning terminal commands a little more quickly, but note that Slackware is not nearly so complicated as persons portray it as being.

When you do a web search about a problem, be sure the include the word "Linux" or the name of your distro in the search string.

Familiarize yourself with the directory structure (I don't mean memorize it--I mean learn its basic layout and how to navigate it).

Finally, pick something you like to do on the computer. Do it using Linux. Along the way you will learn about Linux.

Rinse and repeat.

Most important, remember that Linux is not Windows. Expect it to be different and be prepared to have to learn new ways of doing things.

Last edited by frankbell; 03-18-2017 at 10:00 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #12
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I would certainly not suggest trying to learn Linux by installing Linux from Scratch. That's like trying to write doctoral dissertation before graduating high school.
The OP stated that they had already passed the RHCSA and RHCE exams. They are not a total newbie. LFS would be a great way of getting to know Linux better in an organised guided way.
 
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:34 PM   #13
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LFS would be a great way of getting to know Linux better in an organised guided way.
Thanks for straightening me out.

I have to work on my reading comprehension.
 
  


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