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Old 07-18-2011, 04:21 AM   #1
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how to start with centos


wel m new to centos and dont have any idea about it but have installed it in my boss has ask me to learn using it through connand line and proceed and in future i ll have to look after the system.can u please help me on this.i dont even know how to create a file.
Old 07-18-2011, 04:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions

So you have no experience with Linux what so ever ? (We were all there once before) You'll need to read the Centos Wiki over at there site. I always recommend the Slackbook (( )) for newbies as a reference.

This book really helped me when i was first beginning with Linux

Hope it all goes well and good luck
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thanks omen,hope it really helps...
Old 07-18-2011, 06:19 AM   #4
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CentOS is basically RedHat, hence you can find useful documentation at the Red Hat website: Another useful link to learn the command line magics is the William E. Shotts' book:

Feel free to post here at LQ for any specific problem.

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Old 07-18-2011, 06:43 AM   #5
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I too remember tldp as being very helpful!!!
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Make sure you look into RPMFusion, Fedora EPEL , and RPMForge if your planning on using this on a desktop system. If your using it for a server application then don't worry about these.



Fedora EPEL
Old 07-18-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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You'll be able to use the equiv RHEL manuals here To check your version, type
cat /etc/*release*
at the cmd line.

See also a good tutorial on Linux, based on RH style systems.

If you are new to Unix/Linux, this is worth a quick read

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:41 AM   #8
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You can search this forum for any issue. It helped me a lot when i start centos ( still newbie)
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