Linux basics tutorial

Overview

Every Linux user should learn Linux basics and how Linux works before they can use Linux, as a desktop operating system or as a server. Linux is not very hard too learn. If you have experience using other operating system before, you probably have to spend some times to get used with Linux environment, depends on what operating system you have used. It is very important to learn the basics of Linux operating system. Although you can find a step by step tutorial on how to setup Linux server, for example, but without basic Linux knowledge, you won't be able to understand what you are doing. Spend some times to learn basics of Linux would save your times in the future.

First boot into Linux terminal

After finished the Linux installation process, Linux is going to reboot to complete the installation. Slackware Linux or Ubuntu server first boot will land you in a command line terminal.

Change Linux command line terminal

In Linux, there are six command line terminals by default. What is that means? Linux command line terminal also called virtual console. In windows, it's called command prompt.

System startup process

Linux system startup process involves several important steps that Linux users need to know. This is vital in case of system boot up failure. By learning how Linux process start up, user can troubleshoot a broken system.

Linux file system structure overview

Linux file system structure overview is an introduction to file system directory hierarchy in Linux system. A Linux beginner might get confuse between Linux file system structure and Linux filesystem types.

Filesystem types

In this tutorial, we are going look at some Linux filesystems such as ext, ext2, ext3, Reiserfsand and other filesystems that Linux supports such as msdos, umsdos, vfat, proc, nfs, iso9660, hpfs, sysv, smb, ncpfs.