Gavin W. Burris on 14 Oct 2010 07:17:58 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Basic (CentOS) Linux SysAdmin book(s)?

CentOS is de-branded Red Hat, so install the latest CentOS on a spare
laptop/desktop/VM, and go straight to the source.  The Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Deployment Guide is required reading for all system admins:

There are downloadable PDFs as well:


On 10/14/2010 02:41 AM, JP Vossen wrote:
> I need to do some training and provide some recommendations for books
> for a guy at work.  He has no Linux or Unix background, and no SysAdmin
> background of any kind (not even Windows), but he has been thrust into a
> role that requires some.  He is diving in and and Googling for answers
> but sooner or later he's going to hit an 'rm -rf /' kind of answer. He's
> already picked up basic navigation and a few simple things like grep.
> I will have some off-site training time with him (max of 1 day), and I
> can recommend some books to read.  Aside from the fact that we know that
> 1 day is not even enough to scratch the surface, any thoughts on training?
> And perhaps more importantly, what are the good books?  I liked _Running
> Linux_ but that was in the 90's some time.  I love _Essential System
> Admin_ but that's too general.  I also like _Linux Cookbook_ and _Linux
> Networking Cookbook_ and will recommend them.  What is good now for
> CentOS 5?
> Thanks!
> JP
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Gavin W. Burris
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