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CHAPTER
What is Linux?
The origin of UNIX
Who started Linux?
GNU and GPL
Understanding Open Source
Understanding Closed Source
Understanding Artistic License
Is Freeware really free?
Is Shareware never free?
A comparison and contrast of licensing methods
The Growth of Linux
Linux on a Personal Computer
Graphical installation
Hardware detection
Graphical user interface
Linux limitations on the PC
Linux succeeds on the PC
Linux on workstations
Linux on servers
Summary
DragonLinux
Elfstone
Gentoo
Hard Hat Linux
KRUD
LinuxPPC
Mandrake
Phat Linux
Red Hat
Slackware
StormLinux
SuSE
TurboLinux
Yellow Dog Linux
Mini and Specialty Distributions
Astaro
KYZO
FlightLinux
NetMAX
Packages and Packaging Solutions
Red Hat Package Manager
Debian Package Management System
Tarball
Linux Resources
Lab Exercises
Linux In the Real World
Word Processing
Spreadsheets and databases
Web browsing
E-mail
File transfer
More, more, and more applications
The Server and DNS
A Linux Web server
Linux e-mail server
File servers
Proxy, news, and search servers
FTP servers
Firewalls
Determining Linux Roles and Services
Comparing Linux with other operating systems
Hardware compatibility
Final Preparations for Installation
Verification
Package selection
Final hardware verification
Pre-installation partitioning planning
Text or GUI installation
Basic setup of Linux
Selecting the machine type
Partitioning the hard disk drive
Installing a boot manager
Creating the Boot Diskette
Networking
Additional installation information
Accounts and passwords
Additional packages to install
GUI installation
Obtaining video card information
Configuring the X windows system
Selecting the windows manager or desktop environment
Chapter Pre-test
Answers to Assessment Questions
Alternative to the GUI Installation
Command Line installation
Install the Linux system
Network installations of Linux
Review of a Linux Installation
Installation media
Initial selections
Installation type or class
Disk partitioning and formatting
Installing LILO
Network configuration
User accounts
Authentication methods
Package selection and installation
A Dual-Boot Installation of Linux
Linux with Microsoft Windows
Linux with Microsoft Windows NT and 2000
Linux and Solaris
Linux and other operating systems
Installing Additional Software with RPM
Removing software with RPM
Upgrading software with RPM
Query the RPM software
Verify the RPM software
Verify the package files
Upgrading the Kernel
Upgrading a Linux Kernel
System Log Files
The Final Test of the Installation
X Window Manager
Configuring X Window Systems
Custom X Window System Programs
Manual Configuration of the X Window System
Documentation
Basic Network Services
TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Connection protocols needed
Other network protocols
Configuring Basic Network Services
Host name
IP addressing
DHCP
Netmask
Hardware resources
Routing and gateways
PPP, SLIP and PLIP connections
Server Tasks with linuxconf
IP aliases for virtual hosts
Apache Web Server
Samba File Server
Home directories
Disk shares
Configuring Client Services
SMB/CIFS
NIS client configuration
NFS client configuration
Configuring Internet Services
Web browser
POP and SMTP
TFTP
SNMP
Remote Access
Rlogin
Telnet
OpenSSH
Adding Hardware
Memory
Swap
Adding a hard drive
Video and monitor
Printers
Configuration files
Setting environment variables
BASH
Basic User and Group Administration
What are users and groups?
Creating users
The chmodcommand
The chowncommand
The chgrpcommand
Mounting and Managing File Systems
Mount
Umount
Mounted file systems
Configurations for remote systems
Monitoring remote connections
Common Shell Commands
Basic shell scripts
Caution using root access
Navigating the GUI interface
Linux Runlevels
init
Shutting down Linux
Managing Linux Services
Configuring Linux Printing
lpd daemon
/etc/printcap
Printing management
Using the vi Editor
vi operation modes
Editing text files
Using the tarCommand
Disk and File System Management
Repairing Partitions
System Automation and Scheduling
at
cron
Core Dumps
Analyzing core dumps
GNU Debugger
Managing Networking Interfaces
Installing System Packages and Patches
Compressed archive
Debian Package Installer
Slackware Package Installation
Linux Processes
Core services versus non-critical services
Process administration
Process control
Monitoring Log Files
Maintaining Documentation
Securing the Environment
Location
Environment
System Security
System/user files
Permissions
Log auditing
Backups
Linux Security Best Practices
Network security
Firewall
System security
Securing a Web server
Securing an FTP server
FTP program version
FTP configuration files
Process security
Disaster Recovery Planning
Types of data
Frequency and Scheduling
Storage and media types
Recovering data
Offsite storage
Linux Backup Tools and Commands
Third party tools
Tape devices
Identifying the Problem
Methodology and Best Practices
Troubleshooting Resources
Documentation resources
Internet resources
Tools for Log Files
Output to another file
Locating files
Process Configuration and Management
Stopping, Starting, and Restarting Processes
Configuration Files
Examining the Startup Process
Boot process steps
Analyzing Boot Process Errors
Common Boot Problems
Using System Status Tools
File System Check
System Resource Commands
Using the System Boot Disk
Types of boot disks
Creating a boot disk
Creating a rescue/utility disk
Common User Problems
Login problems
File and directory permissions
Printing problems
Mail problems
Software Package Problems
Package dependencies
Software and version conflicts
Backup and Restore Errors
Backup hardware
Backup software
File restore errors
Application Failures
Log files
Process and daemon errors
Web server errors
Mail services
Basic Networking Troubleshooting
Networking connectivity
Network hardware problems
Mainboard Components
BIOS
System memory
System Resources
I/O addresses
Direct memory access
Laptop Considerations
PCMCIA
Linux Peripheral Configuration
Installing and Configuring SCSI Devices
SCSI definitions
SCSI technologies
SCSI cabling and termination
SCSI device configuration
Linux SCSI devices
ATA/IDE Devices
IDE drive configuration
Linux ATA/IDE Drive configuration
Linux Support for Other Devices
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
Glossary
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Linux+ Certification Bible

Linux+ Certification Bible

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