2. Review Linux installation issues Jang Chapter 2 (p.25-28) partitioning a hard disk
Hardware compatibility issues (See Red Hat HCL
(There are discrepancies with the RH9 Certified list, such as
ATI Mobility Rage video.)
Note the questionable hardware list on Jang p. 32-33.
Check the Linux
Documentation Project HOW-TO.
How can you track down information for specific hardware:
laptops, network cards, printers, scanners, sound cards, USB, Winmodems?
Assignment for next week: make
a hardware list for your computer at home,
comparable to Table 2.4 on Jang, p. 36
3. Reinstall RH Linux 9 on classroom computers. See
installation notes in our Linux Day 1 Agenda and in the introductory
Class Notes handout, p. 3-4. (Follow Jang,
Chapter 3, pages 51-98.
Key issues: partitions, network setup (firewall), video,
register with RHN.
5. Practical Application Exercises
Make Linux floppy bootdisk. (See http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/bootdsk.html)
a) ls /lib/modules to determine kernel version
b) enter command type: mkbootdisk
--device /dev/fd0 x.x.x-x
x.x.x-x with the kernel info you got from step a) options
Set up network printer (See also, Printing with
Foomatic (http://www.linuxprinting.org/foomatic.html) in the section
under using CUPS.
Update RH Linux system files with Up2Date.
Packages it might be useful to update: Xinetd (stop denial of service
attacks) Printman (new printer drivers), redhat-config-network/tui (new
class projects Each student will be responsible
for delivering a short class project on some aspect of
Linux, supplemental to what we cover in
class. These projects may be presented in teams
of two or more people. Here are some
with multimedia under Linux -- installing and using audio/video
and DVD players. Windows/Linux
interoperability -- installing and using a Windows emulator such
or CodeWeavers CrossOver Office. Survey
of Useful Linux Application Software (investigate, try, and
demonstrate some Linux
productivity applications. Setting up and administering the
Apache Web Server Simple demonstration on how to
set up and use MySQL database queries Setting up and using a Linux mail
server, such as Sendmail.
Create a hardware inventory checklist for your home computer.
Do some preliminary research for your Linux class project.
Read/review Jang, Chapters 17 on using the KDE interface.
Try these Linux command line exercises, level
1, (if you need the review), or level
We'll have another quiz, next week. (You may also want to check out the Unix
Practice installing RH Linux 9 at home (if possible). Take notes and
report difficulties. (Feel free to email me, if you encounter