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.
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.
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.