__/ [Roy Schestowitz] on Sunday 04 September 2005 07:41 \__
> __/ [santa19992000@xxxxxxxxx] on Sunday 04 September 2005 01:40 \__
>> Friend is interested to learn Linux Sys admin, will it help for his
> This could easily cross over to the Linux advocacy group, where a
> discussion would focus on future trends of operating systems. My personal
> opinion is that Linux will continue to expand, gnawing at portions of
> another operating system(s) for the x86 architecture. In that sense,
> looking years ahead, Linux system administration seems like a much-worthy
>> Can somebody sugest what are main things to learn System
>> Administration?. Thanks.
> The first step would be to become a(n advanced) Linux user and expand
> knowledge and familiarity with the platform. System administration is not
> a completely separate domain of Linux use. It does, however, tend to focus
> on different aspects of operation, at a different level of granularity. By
> learning Linux at increasingly high levels (e.g. by selecting books aimed
> at varying levels of expertise), you (or your friend) can gradually
> elevate yourself (or himself) to the level of so-called sysadmin.
__/ [santa19992000@xxxxxxxxx] added without quoting context \__
> Thanks for your valuable unformation, I have one more question, by
> installing Linux on x86 PC, is it easy to learn Linux Sys Admin, also
> is there any peripheral devices needed to learn about complete system
More complete and comprehensive practice of system administration involves a
/network/ of computers. Rarely, if ever at all, will a system administrator
handle a bunch of independent machines that are operated in isolation.
A network installation of a Linux distribution is something that gets
learned with experience (I have no such experience). With some fundamental
yet advanced knowledge of Linux you may gain a stepping stone to a job
where someone will gladly demonstrate and train you (or your friend) to
work in a networked environment.
The ability to mount devices is an important one , but nonetheless, as Linux
on the desktop advances, there are further simplifications like hotplugging
and extensive libraries of drivers available as on-line updates or
incorporated into the Linux installation.
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz | "Error, no keyboard - press F1 to continue"
http://Schestowitz.com | SuSE Linux | PGP-Key: 74572E8E
5:35pm up 11 days 5:46, 3 users, load average: 0.07, 0.27, 0.33