[CentOS] A new blog on the block for Linux newbies

Ross S. W. Walker RWalker at medallion.com
Thu Sep 4 19:34:08 UTC 2008


Mike McCarty wrote:
> Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> 
> [snip good advice]
> 
> > Oh and don't forget virtualization is your friend in learning!
> > 
> > VMware workstation, Parallels, Virtual Box, Xen, Hyper-V, they're
> > all good for learning!
> > 
> > Create a VM per-distro, see how each distro installs, see how each
> > is managed. Take snapshots and play around with their configs, see
> > how they break, see if you can fix them, if not revert to the
> > snapshot. Get your feet wet.
> 
> May I suggest that, if you really want to learn how a Linux
> system gets put together, and works, then get a copy of
> Linux from Scratch and build your own?
> 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
> 

Well for a newbie that might be too much to start with.

I'd probably go, CentOS/RHEL/Suse -> Gentoo, then if you know the
parts of a working distro well, then try to roll your own.

-Ross

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