Students will install Linux, configure the X Window System, and learn to navigate the Linux command-line shell. Students will also learn fundamental concepts common to Linux: the kernel, Linux filesystem, boot process and runlevels, shell scripting, and editing text files.
Target Student: Students who have had some experience with Linux, but want to focus their learning by gaining an overview of the features of Linux, perhaps prepare for certification
Prerequisites: Students should have 6-12 months experience with Linux. Familiarity with the Linux or Unix command line is required.
This courseware will provide you with the information you need to complete the following:
Describe the structural components of Linux and what distinguishes a distribution of Linux.
Describe Open Source Software and distinguish between GNU and GPL.
Create installation boot diskettes.
Install Linux distribution(s).
Install and configure XFree86.
Describe how to get online help.
Configure fundamental system hardware.
Use fdisk or cfdisk to create, edit, and delete disk partitions.
Use LILO to manage boot options.
Boot the system, change runlevels, and shut down or reboot the system.
Describe the Linux hierarchical file system and the role of key directories in organizing system files.
Work effectively on the Linux command line using common shell commands, streams, pipes, filters, and redirection.
Use shell scripting to quickly perform repetitive tasks.
Open, edit, and save text documents using the vi editor.
Chapter 1: What is Linux?
Linux Network Operating System
Multiple Users and Multitasking
Chapter 2: Installing Linux
Troubleshooting an Install
Chapter 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting X
The X Window System
Running X Applications
Chapter 4: Installing Red Hat Linux
Installing Red Hat Linux 6.0
Installing Red Hat Linux 6.1
Chapter 5: Installing TurboLinux 4.0
Preparing for Installation
Starting an Installation
Continue the Installation
Configure Network and Hardware Options
Package and System Installation
Chapter 6: Runlevels and Troubleshooting
The Boot Process (LILO)
The init Control file: /etc/inittab
Run Command Scripts (Red Hat)
Chapter 7: File System Fundamentals
The File Hierarchical System
Chapter 8: Navigation and the Linux Shell
The bash Shell
The Shell Environment
Chapter 9: Shell Processing and Scripting
Command Input and Output
Pipes and Filters
Chapter 10: Editing Text Files
The vi Editor
The vi Command
Alternatives to vi