Intro to Linux

Urban Voice -- Instructor: Lenny Bailes

Linux Web Resources

RH Linux Home Site:

RH Linux Documentation (requires user account login):

Google Linux Search Page:

Google Directory of Linux Links: Linux drivers Linux kernel

Linux help and tutorials

Linux shell commands:

Find RPM packages for Linux
    (Alternate RPM Finder

Gnome Ximian Desktop Tutorial

Eric Raymond's “The Cathedral and the Bazaar"  

Useful Beginner Linux books:

“Teach Yourself Redhat Linux 8 / 9  in 24 Hours”  Aaron Hsaio, SAMS
”Learning Redhat Linux” Bill McCarty, OReilly 

RH Linux 9 Installation Notes

Linux RH 9 System Requirements:
See Jang, chapter 1, p. 5-6

CPU:       Pentium Class (PII 400 recommended as minimum to run GUI-interface)
HD DISK: minimum of 475MB (5000 MB installs all packages, 3000MB will probably be enough for                exercises in this class)
RAM:       128MB for Graphic Workstation (192MB recommended) Using only 64MB may result in                 sluggish performance.

Install screens

Welcome to Red Hat Linux - (Hardware Requirements in release notes)
Language Selection
Keyboard Configuration
Mouse Configuration (choose 2-button PS/2)
Upgrade Examine
Installation Type (choose Workstation)
Disk Partitioning Setup

Manually Partition with Disk Druid
In free space, choose new (mount at /); type: ext3; size: 5000;
(choose "Continue"; notice checkmark on partition screen)

In free space, choose new; type: swap; size: 500
(Swap partition is required, size should be at least equal to installed RAM)

In free space, choose new, type: /vfat mount point: /usr/local; size: 2000
(this will be a FAT16 partition visible under both Windows XP and Linux)

Boot Loader Configuration (Leave RH Linux device: /dev/hda2 as default) leave other defaults.
Network Configuation (Accept defaults)
Firewall (Accept defaults *only because we already have a network-wide firewall)
Additional Language Support/Time Zone Selection (Los Angeles)
User Accounts: Root password: passw0rd (the "0" is a zero)

Workstation Defaults (Package Information)

Choose "Customize set of packages to be installed"
Add: KDE Desktop Environment; Server Configuration Tools; Web Server; Windows File Server; SQL database server, Kernel Development (*important); System Tools

Boot Disk Configuration (create boot floppy if you have one)
Graphical Interface (Accept defaults)
Monitor Configuration (Test)
Create a regular user: Username: student(n) (where n is your computer number) Password: passw0rd

Date and Time
Sound Card

Register with Red Hat Network (we'll register after we create e-mail accounts)

Create class student e-mail account at Yahoo


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