LUX100 : Linux Fundamentals
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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.

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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.

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
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