[linux-elitists] beginner linux books...
Sun Aug 13 21:04:37 PDT 2000
> Can any of you recommend a good Linux book that deals with elementary sys
> admin stuff, specifically rebuilding the kernel (i.e. modules, subsystems,
> I'm looking for something in addition Running Linux to cite in my book so
> it doesn't look like shameless promotion. Unfortunately I haven't really
> read any other introductory stuff...
> Derek Vadala, email@example.com, http://www.cynicism.com/~derek
Hm. My favorite books to recommend are:
A Practical Guide to the Linux System
Mark Sobell. another in the now-huge family of "Practical Guide
to the ... System" which are later incarnations of the book that
got me seriously deeply nerdy in Unix.
Its cover also looks quite fun :) belly flopping penguins
Linux System Administration (new riders)
by Jim Dennis, M Carling, and Steve Degler. A totally shameless
plug. I helped technical edit. It's more about sysadmin'ing than
about Linux, and it's more aimed to people who are smart and want
to learn more, but it covers a bunch of good things like boot
sequence and printing and stuff real people want to do with a box.
Just curious, rebuilding kernels is "elementary" sysadmin stuff?
UNIX for the Impatient
okay so it's not a linux specific book. so?
As for non book sources, I highly recommend that you go to linuxdoc.org,
surf into the howto's you have an interest in, and find their homesites
and FOLLOW THAT LINK! I was doing this last week and am pretty disgusted
at how many links just on my field of interest are shabbily out of date.
* Heather * No two persons ever read the same book. -- Edmund Wilson
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