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AT601 - Linux Fundamentals

Overview: 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.

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Prerequisites


Students should have 6-12 months experience with Linux. Familiarity with the Linux or Unix command line is required.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Chapter 1: What is Linux?


Linux Network Operating System
Multiple Users and Multitasking
User Interfaces
Linux Sessions

Chapter 2: Installing Linux


Knowledge
Preparation
Disk Allocation
Booting
Partitioning36
Copying Software
Normal Finish
Superuser
Administration Shells
Configuration
Troubleshooting an Install

Chapter 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting X


The X Window System
Running X Applications
Resources

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
Partition Disks
Package and System Installation

Chapter 6: Runlevels and Troubleshooting


The Boot Process (LILO)
Linux Runlevels
The init Control file: /etc/inittab
Run Command Scripts (Red Hat)

Chapter 7: File System Fundamentals


The File Hierarchical System
Device Management

Chapter 8: Navigation and the Linux Shell


The bash Shell
The Shell Environment
Power Tools

Chapter 9: Shell Processing and Scripting


The Shell
Command Input and Output
Pipes and Filters
Shell Scripts

Chapter 10: Editing Text Files


The vi Editor
vi Concepts
The vi Command
vi Modes
Alternatives to vi