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Introduction to Linux

What is Linux?

  • Then What is Unix?
  • A Graphical View of Unix History
  • Brief Linux History
  • Linux System Construction
  • Comparing Linux to Unix
  • Comparing Linux to Windows/DOS
  • Various Linux Distributions
  • Common Linux Resources

Installing Linux

Hardware Requirements

  • What You Need Before Installing
  • The Install Process

Getting Started

Logging In

  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Using Online Help
  • Restarting and Shutting Down Linux

The X Window System

  • Overview of the X Window System
  • Configuring X to Start Manually
  • Starting X Manually
  • Starting X Automatically
  • Working with Windows and Menus

Customizing the X Interface

  • Adding/Removing Shortcuts
  • Modifying the Gnome Panel

The Shell Environment

  • Kernel/Shell Relationship
  • Types of Shells
  • Getting to a Command Prompt
  • Executing a Shell
  • Changing the Default Shell
  • Variables
  • The Shell as a Programming Environment

The Bash Shell

  • The Home Directory
  • Startup Files
  • Variables Revisited
  • Accessing Previous Commands-History
  • Command Completion
  • Colors in a Command Line

Linux Commands

  • Shell Command Syntax
  • The MESG Command
  • Writing Active Users
  • Printing Files
  • Defining and Creating Aliases

The Linux File System

  • The Linux File System Standard (FSSTND)
  • File System Structure
  • Linux Directory Structure
  • Navigating from the Command Line
  • Viewing Files/Directories in X
  • Viewing Files/Directories from the Command Line
  • Using Wildcard Characters

Redirection and Pipes

  • Standard Input and Output
  • Standard Output Redirection
  • Standard Input Redirection
  • Simultaneous Redirection
  • Pipes

Organizing Files

  • The Touch Command
  • Creating Directories
  • Deleting Files and Directories
  • Copying and Moving Files and Directories
  • Moving and Renaming
  • Creating Links to a File
  • Organizing Files and Directories in X

File/Directory Permissions

  • What are Permissions?
  • The CHMOD Command
  • The UMASK Command
  • The CHOWN Command
  • Changing Permissions in X

Working with Applications and Packages

  • Installing: The Traditional Unix Method
  • Installing: The Linux Package Method (RPM)

Working with Text Documents and Editors

  • Viewing and Editing Text Files in X
  • Viewing Text Files from the Command Line
  • Editing Text Files from the Command Line
  • Using the Pico Editor
  • The VIM Editor
  • Deleting and Changing Text

Using Floppies and CDs

  • Mounting/Unmouting File systems
  • Mtools
  • Auto mounting in X

Power User Utilities

  • Regular Expressions
  • Wildcards
  • Locating Files from the Command Line
  • Locating Files from Within X
  • The GREP Command
  • Determining Disk Usage
  • The WC Command
  • The SORT Command
  • The UNIQ Command

Network Utilities

  • The Control Panel – Network Configuration
  • Networking Commands from the Shell
  • The /ETC/Hosts File

Process Management

  • Listing Processes from Within Gnome
  • Listing Processes from the Command Line
  • Killing Processes from Within Gnome
  • Killing Processes from the Command Line

Background Mode Operation (&)

  • Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown
  • The Boot Process and Boot PROM
  • User and Software Package Administration
  • System Security and Remote Connection
  • Process Control
  • File Systems, Files, and Directories
  • Disk Configuration
  • Backup and Recovery
  • vi Editor and Command Syntax
  • LP Print Service
  • Practice Exam

Lesson Detail:

Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown

  • Selected system administrator terms
  • Requirements and preparation for installation
  • Software and configuration clusters
  • System configuration to be installed
  • Disk storage systems
  • Device drivers
  • Installing the Solaris 8 software
  • Power on and booting the system
  • System run states
  • Init phase
  • Stopping and starting services with control scripts
  • System shutdown

The Boot Process and Boot PROM

  • OpenBoot environment
  • OpenBoot architecture
  • OpenBoot interface
  • PROM full device names
  • OpenBoot device aliases
  • OpenBoot non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
  • OpenBoot security
  • OpenBoot diagnostics
  • Input and output control
  • boot
  • Kernel

User and Software Package Administration

  • Adding user accounts with Admintool
  • Managing user accounts with Admintool
  • Managing users from the command line
  • User initialization files
  • Home directories and name services
  • Managing software
  • Listing and spooling software packages
  • Adding and removing software
  • Software patches

System Security and Remote Connection

  • Physical security
  • Controlling system access
  • Storing user account information
  • Controlling file access
  • Permission schemes for user and group IDs
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Managing ACL entries
  • Setting path and identification permission
  • Monitoring users and system usage
  • Obtaining login information
  • Using firewalls and securing network services
  • Other network security methods
  • Remote system operations and the trusted host
  • Restricting FTP
  • Restricting root access
  • Monitoring superuser access
  • Automated Security Enhancement Tool (ASET)

Process Control

  • Viewing a process
  • The pgrep and prstat commands
  • Process Manager
  • Using signals
  • Scheduling processes
  • The crontab command
  • The at command
  • syslog and other logs

File Systems, Files, and Directories

  • A file system defined
  • Solaris file system types
  • Disk slices
  • Creating slices with the format utility
  • Parts of a UFS file system
  • Creating a UFS file system
  • Custom file system parameters
  • File system operations
  • Mounting file systems
  • Displaying mounted file systems
  • Constructing a file system
  • Tuning file systems
  • Options for mounting a file system
  • Unmounting a file system
  • Volume Manager
  • Modifying devices with the Volume Manager
  • Troubleshooting media devices
  • Information on file systems

Disk Configuration

  • Device drivers
  • Physical device names
  • Device auto-configuration
  • Instance names
  • Transparent configurations
  • Major and minor device numbers
  • Logical device names
  • Virtual volume management
  • Metadevices and drivers
  • StorEdge Volume Manager

Backup and Recovery

  • Backup media and utilities
  • The tar command
  • The dd command
  • The cpio command
  • The pax command
  • The ufsdump command
  • The ufsrestore command
  • Recovering file systems

Vi Editor and Command Syntax

  • Shell script basics
  • Selecting a shell to use
  • Bourne shell variables
  • Bourne shell built-ins and conditionals
  • The if and case conditionals
  • Repeated-action commands and functions

LP Print Service

  • The Solaris LP print service
  • The print spooler and LP daemons
  • Printer hardware
  • Printer software
  • Print servers
  • Creating printer classes
  • Managing printers with GUI tools
  • Routine printer tasks
  • Checking printer status
  • Managing user access to printers
  • Managing printer queues

Practice Exam

  • System concepts
  • The boot PROM
  • Installation
  • Initialization and shutdown
  • User administration
  • Security
  • Process control
  • File systems
  • Files and directories
  • The boot process
  • Disk configuration
  • Backup and recovery
  • Basic command syntax