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Old 03-01-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
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Smile hi, I am very new in linux

hello every one
I am very new in linux and want to move further..
Can you tell me what should be the right approach
Old 03-01-2011, 04:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Install linux, use it, read the documentation and man pages, ask questions if you are stuck.
A good start would be
and off course google and LQ

Kind regards
Old 03-01-2011, 04:35 AM   #3
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Do you:
1) Want use Linux for browsing the net and typing the occasional letter(regular daily usage)?
2) use Linux as a development environment(C/Java/Python/Gambas...its a long list)?
3) Want to teach yourself shell scripting?
4) use your Linux installation to teach yourself system administration?

You should figure out what you want to do with Linux so that you'll know where to start off. In any case you should first get comfortable with basic shell usage(cp,mv,rm,ls etc) and know how to work your way around the GUI before proceeding to bigger things.

Good luck...

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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Here are some materials that should be useful. A basic understanding of virtualization, installation, and some fundamental commands. If you need a good linux ebook you can pm me for a link.

Kernel information:
Virtualization video:

I recommend understanding these concepts:
What is a swap partition, do you need one?
What is an extended partition? Why are extended partitions used?
Find out the two hard disk partitioning tools that you can use with linux
What is a boot loader, and which one have you chosen to use?
Where did you mount your primary and swap partitions?
What does it mean to mount a partition?
Be able to create a new directory.
Be able to create a new file.
Be able to change a users password.

Practice these basic commands:
* passwd
* ls (& ls | less )
* cat
* mkdir
* cd (& cd ..)
* pwd
* man
* info
* find
* locate

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