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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Live CD Knoppix
    The reason you see multiple files is because there have been multiple iso images made spanning from 2001 to 2013. Whenever a new iso spin is made it is posted on the main download site with the version and date. the file that you downloaded should work fine. The other files like the .MD5 and .Sha1 are used to confirm the iso is the authentic. This assures that you did not download a fake copy. You need to download these files, but is recommended that you check to make sure you have the right one. What version of linux do you have; ubuntu, fedora, mint, debian..etc? Ubuntu has a native program that will allow you to burn iso files. Xubuntu have xfburn, Ubuntu has bresaro or usb-startup. You can download both from the repositories. If you are using windows you can download, inetbootin: [url=http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/]inetbootin[/url] You do not have to extract anything. Just download and burn.
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    The reason you see multiple files is because there have been multiple iso images made spanning from 2001 to 2013. Whenever a new iso spin is made it is posted on the main download site with the version and date.

    the file that you downloaded should work fine. The other files like the .MD5 and .Sha1 are used to confirm the iso is the authentic. This assures that you did not download a fake copy.
    You need to download these files, but is recommended that you check to make sure you have the right one.

    What version of linux do you have; ubuntu, fedora, mint, debian..etc?

    Ubuntu has a native program that will allow you to burn iso files. Xubuntu have xfburn, Ubuntu has bresaro or usb-startup. You can download both from the repositories. If you are using windows you can download, inetbootin: inetbootin

    You do not have to extract anything. Just download and burn.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: error during the installation
    What is the error? Please copy the error message you see? Please copy the error message on this thread.
    Link to this post 3 days ago

    What is the error? Please copy the error message you see? Please copy the error message on this thread.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Arch Linux in Virtual Box
    What exactly are you trying to install, an OS through a virtual machine or the virtual machine itself? What virtual machine are you trying to install, virtualbox or other? What version of Linux are you using? give us this information, and we can further assist you. Also, what error messages are you getting?
    Link to this post 3 days ago

    What exactly are you trying to install, an OS through a virtual machine or the virtual machine itself?

    What virtual machine are you trying to install, virtualbox or other?

    What version of Linux are you using?

    give us this information, and we can further assist you.

    Also, what error messages are you getting?

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: How can i add a firmware in Kali before its installation ?
    What is kali? Is it a Linux distribution or a device? What kind of firmware, or name of it needs to be installed? If it is possible, please past the error message on a post.
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    What is kali? Is it a Linux distribution or a device? What kind of firmware, or name of it needs to be installed?

    If it is possible, please past the error message on a post.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Hello World!
    Thanks for introducing yourself. Thanks for a history background of your experience with Linux. I would like for you to keep us posted on your project of SPDX. This project, as I could understand, will better explain the licenses on distributed programs. The easier it is to explain the licenses, the better knowledge the user will have of using the software or development. This is my best summary of the SPDX project. If I need to be corrected please do so. I have a similar idea to the manpages of a linux system. I believe they can be improved with better comprehensive wording. Not only that, and this is open source, any user of the system should be able to modify the manpage database, rewriting the man pages to something that they can better understand. I have came across a few man pages that could use some improvement. Not all programs and system functions come installed with manpages. This will be a future project. Please keep us posted on your event and blog about what you spoke about.
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    Thanks for introducing yourself. Thanks for a history background of your experience with Linux.

    I would like for you to keep us posted on your project of SPDX. This project, as I could understand, will better explain the licenses on distributed programs. The easier it is to explain the licenses, the better knowledge the user will have of using the software or development.

    This is my best summary of the SPDX project. If I need to be corrected please do so. I have a similar idea to the manpages of a linux system. I believe they can be improved with better comprehensive wording. Not only that, and this is open source, any user of the system should be able to modify the manpage database, rewriting the man pages to something that they can better understand.

    I have came across a few man pages that could use some improvement. Not all programs and system functions come installed with manpages.

    This will be a future project. Please keep us posted on your event and blog about what you spoke about.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Just registered for LFCS certification
    You guys can use the study materials from the LPI institute. [url=http://www.lpi.org/exam-preparation/self-study]LPI self-study materials[/url]
    Link to this post 03 Sep

    You guys can use the study materials from the LPI institute.


    LPI self-study materials

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Hello Everyone!
    Good job on selecting a career in computer science. That area will never get enough talent such as yours. If you are going to educate yourself in Linux, it is best to study for the Linux certification exams that will test your skills and certify you are a legitimate Linux professional. It is a prerequisite to already know how computers work. Since you seem to have an interest in that field, that part it covered. You want to look into A+ textbooks for computer knowledge. There are multiple programming languages for application development. You need to pick one that you will specialize in and one that will perform according to what you are trying to develop. www.linux.com has courses that will prepare you for the Linux certification exams. Go to your local book store and find books on computer A+ and books on your chosen programming language. A site that will give you materials to help you study for the Linux Exams http://www.lpi.org/ Look at this site for information on institutes that offer linux CE exams. I recommend that you pick up some Beginner's guide to Linux Administration. Start your training now so your mind is programmed to think "Linux".
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    Good job on selecting a career in computer science. That area will never get enough talent such as yours.

    If you are going to educate yourself in Linux, it is best to study for the Linux certification exams that will test your skills and certify you are a legitimate Linux professional.

    It is a prerequisite to already know how computers work. Since you seem to have an interest in that field, that part it covered. You want to look into A+ textbooks for computer knowledge.

    There are multiple programming languages for application development. You need to pick one that you will specialize in and one that will perform according to what you are trying to develop.

    www.linux.com has courses that will prepare you for the Linux certification exams. Go to your local book store and find books on computer A+ and books on your chosen programming language.

    A site that will give you materials to help you study for the Linux Exams
    http://www.lpi.org/

    Look at this site for information on institutes that offer linux CE exams.

    I recommend that you pick up some Beginner's guide to Linux Administration. Start your training now so your mind is programmed to think "Linux".

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Interested in Linux, Need Recommendations
    [quote="TiberAelius"]Hello, I'm interested in learning to use Linux as a primary OS. I have no experience in using Linux-base OSes, would someone here recommend one of the Linuxes to use as a base? I'm planning on initially dual-booting with Linux and Windows 7 then eventually try to use a virtual machine to use both Linux and Windows simultaneously. And I'd like to know if it is possible to keep all the data, and not lose it, on my computer while doing this process. I welcome any recommendations and helpful advice.[/quote] You are new to Linux. I would recommend using a Linux operating system that is geared towards beginners to the system. Anything Ubuntu based would be a good start. Its goal is to create an easy to understand and use Linux OS. Mint is based on Ubuntu which is a more complete desktop system. If you are going to start from the beginning with Linux, choose the Latest Mint or Ubuntu version. I prefer to use Mint or Ubuntu that is using the XFCE desktop environment. [url=http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2656]Mint 17 with XFCE[/url] You can check out the official mint website for more detailed information on the operating system. [url=http://www.linuxmint.com/]Lint Mint[/url]
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    TiberAelius said:

    Hello, I'm interested in learning to use Linux as a primary OS.
    I have no experience in using Linux-base OSes, would someone here recommend one of the Linuxes to use as a base?
    I'm planning on initially dual-booting with Linux and Windows 7 then eventually try to use a virtual machine to use both Linux and Windows simultaneously. And I'd like to know if it is possible to keep all the data, and not lose it, on my computer while doing this process.
    I welcome any recommendations and helpful advice.

    You are new to Linux. I would recommend using a Linux operating system that is geared towards beginners to the system. Anything Ubuntu based would be a good start. Its goal is to create an easy to understand and use Linux OS. Mint is based on Ubuntu which is a more complete desktop system. If you are going to start from the beginning with Linux, choose the Latest Mint or Ubuntu version. I prefer to use Mint or Ubuntu that is using the XFCE desktop environment.

    Mint 17 with XFCE

    You can check out the official mint website for more detailed information on the operating system.

    Lint Mint

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Automating Rsync with BASH
    If I understand right, you want to setup rsync to automatically backup your system by writing some kind of bash script? It does seem possible. Will require a lot of research and skills in scripting using bash. Look at this link to get an idea of rsync automation. http://rimuhosting.com/howto/rsyncbackup.jsp And, this one. http://www.patcup.com/automating-backups-using-rsync-bash-and-cron/
    Link to this post 20 Aug

    If I understand right, you want to setup rsync to automatically backup your system by writing some kind of bash script? It does seem possible. Will require a lot of research and skills in scripting using bash.

    Look at this link to get an idea of rsync automation.

    http://rimuhosting.com/howto/rsyncbackup.jsp

    And, this one.

    http://www.patcup.com/automating-backups-using-rsync-bash-and-cron/

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Server Requirments
    My guess to research hardware companies that sell blade servers and compare prices. The minimal system requirement for any linux server, (one not using the X server) is a 533MHZ processor, 125MB of ram, and a 5GB hard drive. This can be built on your own. Decide also what services you plan on deploying on the network. Understand there resource requirement and performance and base your pricing on that.
    Link to this post 20 Aug

    My guess to research hardware companies that sell blade servers and compare prices. The minimal system requirement for any linux server, (one not using the X server) is a 533MHZ processor, 125MB of ram, and a 5GB hard drive. This can be built on your own.

    Decide also what services you plan on deploying on the network. Understand there resource requirement and performance and base your pricing on that.

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