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linux newbie needs help

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Danmurph, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Danmurph

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    Hey guys,

    As you may have read in my previous posts I am starting a new job in a couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to it.
    The problem is (and they are aware and are willing to train me) is that their systems are linux based and I know nothing about it so am starting from scratch.
    From the job spec I can see the company use fedora 8 - 10 and shorewall.
    I just want to get a head start so I know a bit when I start so can anyone point me in the right direction.
    I've found a few resources for linux for beginners but will this information relate to fedora. I'm sorry if I sound stupid I'm just a little confused :oops:
    Also how do I download and install shorewall so I can have a play,
    Ive done a bit of reading but just want to make sure I'm moving in the right direction.
    Thanks alot, sorry again, I know you must be thinking this employer is mad, but I am very dedicated! :D

    Danny
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    Grab this book and you can download shorewall from there site with lots of documentation.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Why not get it and put it on a spare partition
     
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  4. Danmurph

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    I've got fedora on virtual PC, its just getting started with the language, I'm OK with the interface, problem is, I don't really know what I'm looking for I think, the employer told me not to worry but I just want to get a bit of a grounding and wondered if there is anyway I can do this, I want to make a good impression, you know what its like :D
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    There are loads of tutorials on the net, typing commands is very similar to Unix and Dos just a slight difference in how you do it and the response that you get.

    have a look at this for a list of each command and what it does http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
     
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