Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux in 24 Hours by Judith Samson

By Judith Samson

Sams train your self purple Hat Linux in 24 Hours offers new clients an instructional method of studying easy methods to use Linux -- and it presents readers who're already acquainted with Linux insights into the good points of the most recent model of crimson Hat Linux -- the most well-liked distribution between Linux clients within the usa and abroad. The booklet covers the entire most vital issues for the reader who desires to get purple Hat Linux up and operating and effective as speedy as attainable. Written via Judith Samson, the primary of a Linux consulting corporation, the booklet assumes no earlier wisdom of both Linux or the purple Hat distribution. every thing is defined utilizing uncomplicated phrases in a cautious, step by step demeanour. The book's CD features a entire pink Hat Linux starter equipment, together with the latest model of the purple Hat distribution.

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Disk Druid displays all the current partitions on all your hard drives, including those of any other operating systems. In Windows, each partition or hard drive in your computer is given a letter name, such as C: or D:. Linux has a different naming scheme for partitions and drives. In Linux, each hard drive is named by letter, such as /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, /dev/hdc, and so on. /dev/hda is the equivalent of C: in Windows/DOS. When you partition a hard drive, each partition is given a number. 0 /dev/hda1 Windows /dev/hda5 /boot /dev/hda6 / /dev/hda7 /swap /dev/hda8 /home 25 2 If you have SCSI hard drives, the naming scheme is slightly different: /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, and so on.

6. How many user accounts can you create during installation? 7. What is the minimum number of accounts you should create for a one-user system? Quiz Answers 1. Name two ways to create space for a Linux installation. Add another hard drive or resize the partition on your current hard drive to make room for Linux partitions. 2. What will happen if you use Disk Druid to resize your Windows partition instead of a resizing utility like FIPS? You will no longer be able to access your Windows partition, and data could be destroyed.

Well, you reboot. What happens if you can’t fix the problem? Well, you reinstall Windows. What a frustrating way to use your computer! When you start Linux, an entirely different thing happens. Words and phrases appear on the screen. Linux tells you exactly what it is doing, and whether the particular process it was loading was successful or not. At first, all those messages might tell you about as much as the Windows picture of the blue sky. Eventually, however, you will be able to understand and use those messages to help you track down and solve problems, or to make your system run faster and more efficiently.

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