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Old 15-03-05, 06:58 AM
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Hi Guys

I currently run a dual boot system comprising of Win XP Pro and Red Hat Linux 9.0. Those of you new to Linux may find this of some assistance.

The Filesystem!

What every newbie should know about the filesystem.

http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/

Working with the file-system!

Most important, is how to work with the filesystem from the command line.

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...le-system.html

Which is part of this doc.

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...ummary/t1.html

Mounting/Accessing Devices like CDroms

You may need to do it from the command line every once in awhile or maybe you want to add a device.

http://www.freeos.com/articles/4491/

Controlling The System!

This is part of the above docs, and contains un/mounting devices, exiting, logging out, rebooting and shutingdown

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...he-system.html

Managing Users

Also part of the above doc, and something everyone should know.

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...ing-users.html

Networking Windows and Linux

You will no doubt want to do some win-lin networking, this is a fairly easy guide.

http://www.freeos.com/articles/4310/

Connecting to an ISP

You'll want to do this right?

https://secure.linuxports.com/howto/ppp/

Or you can use kppp in KDE.

This might help with ADSL

http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/pppoe/

Package Management

You will want to know how to un/install and upgrade programs/librarys/misc on your system.

Redhat .rpm format is used in a few distros (mandrake for example).

Others may use different forms of management, but will still work in the same fashion.

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4161/1/

KDE has a packagemanager in it which has support for .rpm and slackware pkgs, so that may be handy, both Redhat and Mandrake have some fairly powerful tools to help you.

Dual Booting

Dual boot win2000/xp/98 with linux.

:: Dual-Boot Linux and Windows 2000/Windows XP with GRUB HOWTO

http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html

:: Dual booting Linux and Windows 2000/XP on large hard disks

http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html

:: Configuring a Dual-Boot System (redhat)

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-dualboot.html

Getting your Nvidia / ATI Graphics card working

No doubt you'll want to play some opengl games at some point, so these links will help you get proper accelerated graphics up and hoofing it.

NVIDIA

http://www.linux.com/howtos/Nvidia-O...on/index.shtml

ATI

http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...p?articleid=22

Compiling programs

At some stage you may want to or have to build a program from source.

Using the info you learnt above, most programs will follow something like this:

#cd /usr/src

#tar xjvipf foo.tar.bzip2 (replace j with z if gzipped not bzipped)

#cd foo

#./configure (some wont need to be)

#make

#make install

read the "README" and "read the INSTALL "

Here is a little guide, which includes a hell world prog, guides on compiling from source and also how to

Build a Kernel

http://total.luv.asn.au/overheads/compile.html#source

=================================

Other things of interest...

Learn some new Words?

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictio...tml/index.html

Difference between open source and free software

This is a must read...

So, please/ read, it will help everyone.

http://crystal.sourceforge.net/csdocs/rms.html

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-s...r-freedom.html

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-free.html

Download locations:

http://www.linuxiso.org/

http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/

http://www.planetmirror.com/

http://files.bigpond.com/

Documentation for:

Lycoris:


http://www.lycoris.org/sections.php?...ticles&secid=1

Mandrake:

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

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Old 15-03-05, 09:03 AM
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Old 15-03-05, 09:21 AM
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Old 22-03-05, 03:35 PM
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Hi Guys

I currently run a dual boot system comprising of Win XP Pro and Red Hat Linux 9.0. Those of you new to Linux may find this of some assistance.

The Filesystem!

What every newbie should know about the filesystem.

http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/

Working with the file-system!

Most important, is how to work with the filesystem from the command line.

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...le-system.html

Which is part of this doc.

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...ummary/t1.html

Mounting/Accessing Devices like CDroms

You may need to do it from the command line every once in awhile or maybe you want to add a device.

http://www.freeos.com/articles/4491/

Controlling The System!

This is part of the above docs, and contains un/mounting devices, exiting, logging out, rebooting and shutingdown

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...he-system.html

Managing Users

Also part of the above doc, and something everyone should know.

http://www.karakas-online.de/gnu-lin...ing-users.html

Networking Windows and Linux

You will no doubt want to do some win-lin networking, this is a fairly easy guide.

http://www.freeos.com/articles/4310/

Connecting to an ISP

You'll want to do this right?

https://secure.linuxports.com/howto/ppp/

Or you can use kppp in KDE.

This might help with ADSL

http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/pppoe/

Package Management

You will want to know how to un/install and upgrade programs/librarys/misc on your system.

Redhat .rpm format is used in a few distros (mandrake for example).

Others may use different forms of management, but will still work in the same fashion.

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4161/1/

KDE has a packagemanager in it which has support for .rpm and slackware pkgs, so that may be handy, both Redhat and Mandrake have some fairly powerful tools to help you.

Dual Booting

Dual boot win2000/xp/98 with linux.

:: Dual-Boot Linux and Windows 2000/Windows XP with GRUB HOWTO

http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html

:: Dual booting Linux and Windows 2000/XP on large hard disks

http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html

:: Configuring a Dual-Boot System (redhat)

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-dualboot.html

Getting your Nvidia / ATI Graphics card working

No doubt you'll want to play some opengl games at some point, so these links will help you get proper accelerated graphics up and hoofing it.

NVIDIA

http://www.linux.com/howtos/Nvidia-O...on/index.shtml

ATI

http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...p?articleid=22

Compiling programs

At some stage you may want to or have to build a program from source.

Using the info you learnt above, most programs will follow something like this:

#cd /usr/src

#tar xjvipf foo.tar.bzip2 (replace j with z if gzipped not bzipped)

#cd foo

#./configure (some wont need to be)

#make

#make install

read the "README" and "read the INSTALL "

Here is a little guide, which includes a hell world prog, guides on compiling from source and also how to

Build a Kernel

http://total.luv.asn.au/overheads/compile.html#source

=================================

Other things of interest...

Learn some new Words?

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictio...tml/index.html

Difference between open source and free software

This is a must read...

So, please/ read, it will help everyone.

http://crystal.sourceforge.net/csdocs/rms.html

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-s...r-freedom.html

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-free.html

Download locations:

http://www.linuxiso.org/

http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/

http://www.planetmirror.com/

http://files.bigpond.com/

Documentation for:

Lycoris:


http://www.lycoris.org/sections.php?...ticles&secid=1

Mandrake:

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3
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Old 22-03-05, 09:59 PM
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Sorry sai_jao

Hey setite have you tried Ubuntu, its based on Debian, and I'm using it at the moment instead of RH. The link is here if you're interested

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

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Sorry sai_jao

Hey setite have you tried Ubuntu, its based on Debian, and I'm using it at the moment instead of RH. The link is here if you're interested

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

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ubuntu --- didnt like it the default colour scheme is too grey/brown lol (naw its good but nuffin beats full blown debian <that said im usin FC3 and freebsd @ the mo> )
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Old 22-04-05, 03:58 AM
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i dont like ubuntu as it has only GNOME by default but Kubuntu on the otherhand has replaced my Fedora core 3 (ubuntu w/ KDE wat can i say i love KDE)
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i dont like ubuntu as it has only GNOME by default but Kubuntu on the otherhand has replaced my Fedora core 3 (ubuntu w/ KDE wat can i say i love KDE)
Oooooh.... They have Fedora CORE 3 now eh? Last time I rocked Linux was on my P4 lappy and I was running Fedore CORE 2
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