Where should I start...literally?

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Hey everyone I've returned. I have not had much success on learning Linux with the DVD's I purchased. The guy just talks a lot and does not show any examples. So I have no idea what he is talking about. I have Ubuntu and CentOS both installed and I'm just wondering how should I go about learning Linux. I would like to learn Linux good enough to become a system admin, but what should I do to start? Buy a book on specifically about Linux? I use Ubuntu everyday.


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You can read online docs. Also about each section individually, and here is how it works:

- about basic OS + Distro internals, CLI, bash commands, /proc interface, commands, etc.
- about Linux Networking (learn from Linux System or Network Administrator Guide, some book available free as well as O'Relly series).
- about Database (like MySQL), Apache, various servers (FTP) and so on.

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learn the SHELL!!!

Learn the SHELL!!!

info coreutils


And be ready to find good and bad info in internet (unfortunately, mostly is bad like dirty scripts). You'll have to learn how to know when it's bad when not and this takes a lot of time (years)

Good luck with your journey!


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1. Learn How Linux is booting
2. Linux File Structure [ ]

I hope these 2 will give a head shot about Linux quickly.

Then you can/should start with "bash" scripting, since you want to become Admin .

Edit: And visit this site[ and other linux Q & A, Linux IRC channels] very often, to see how the problems are getting solved.

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