The LBo Automailer | 1 Dec 06:25 2005

Week 12 - Chapter 19: Partitions and optional 20: Advanced Bash Scripting

Week 12 - Chapter 19: Partitions and optional 20: Advanced Bash Scripting

Hi folks,

this time I am the one who is hopelessly behind...

So, this wis just a quick note.

Chapter 19 about partitions should be of interest to everybody. IIRC, 
there have been some questions about fstab et.al. on chat two weeks ago.
This chapter should adress those thoroughly.

Also we have this in the wiki to skim:
http://linuxbasics.org/tutorials/pre/what_is_a_partition
http://linuxbasics.org/tutorials/advanced/various/perfect_partitioning
http://linuxbasics.org/tutorials/advanced/various/mypartitionisfulldoineedtoreinstall

Chapter 20: Advanced Shell Scripting
====================================
This chapter will be optional, for those who want to dig "way down deep" on scripting.
All others might read over it, but there is no need to practice and "really understand"
what is covered there. Things like the "recursive grep" might be usefull in daily work,
but don't let chapter 20 worry you too much.

That's all for today
see you on the list,

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Anita Lewis | 1 Dec 12:53 2005

RUTE 35 - Updated version of FHS

In case you missed the link in the intro, the latest version of FHS is 
at http://www.pathname.com/fhs - specifically 
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html

I noticed that /media (mount point for removable media) is included on 
that one.

Anita

PS - Yes, I'm running a little behind too.  :-)  Maybe we should take a 
week off for Christmas??
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Sam Morgan | 1 Dec 15:06 2005

Re: RUTE 35 - Updated version of FHS

Anita Lewis wrote:
> In case you missed the link in the intro, the latest version of FHS is 
> at http://www.pathname.com/fhs - specifically 
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
> 
> I noticed that /media (mount point for removable media) is included on 
> that one.
> 
> Anita
> 
> PS - Yes, I'm running a little behind too.  :-)  Maybe we should take a 
> week off for Christmas??

a little behind, what's that? I'm looking foward to the next class starting 
hopefully I will stay home for it, heheheh ......

a week /or 2weeks even sounds good to me, after alll there is new years.
thurs Dec 29 is leading into the weekend of christmas
thurs Jan2 is well a day of recovery for many .....

why not do the dec one and ask the list if they want the Jan 2 one off?
might be an interesting guage of folks feelings about the course?

then again
many times when we have tried to give them a choice
it has gone into a long mess, we had to just settle ourselves...
may be not such a good idea after all.

What chapter will that be for Jan 2?

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Sam Morgan | 1 Dec 15:17 2005

Re: RUTE 35 - Updated version of FHS

Sam Morgan wrote:

> then again
> many times when we have tried to give them a choice
> it has gone into a long mess, we had to just settle ourselves...
> may be not such a good idea after all.

See what a nice relaxing 42 day hospital stay will do for you folks?
Ya'll are now a "them" ;-(

But still I'll stan by my request it doesn't turn into a 50 post war over  to 
new years or not ....

Sorry, my appoligies for the demeaning ... us/them mentality I just showed.
My appoligies to all u thems .. <g>

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Howard Rosen | 1 Dec 21:21 2005
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Re: RUTE 35 - Updated version of FHS

Sam Morgan wrote:

> Anita Lewis wrote:
>
>>
>> PS - Yes, I'm running a little behind too.  :-)  Maybe we should take 
>> a week off for Christmas??
>
I'll be on the road for 3 days starting January 1, 2006, and then I'll 
have to setup house and computer, so the time off would be fine with 
me.  Just one (1) voice, of course.

Howard

>
> a little behind, what's that? I'm looking foward to the next class 
> starting hopefully I will stay home for it, heheheh ......

Sorry to learn of your (Sam's) hospital stay.  Hope you are fully recovered.

Howard

>
> a week /or 2weeks even sounds good to me, after alll there is new years.
> thurs Dec 29 is leading into the weekend of christmas
> thurs Jan2 is well a day of recovery for many .....
>
> why not do the dec one and ask the list if they want the Jan 2 one off?
> might be an interesting guage of folks feelings about the course?
>
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Jisao | 2 Dec 03:54 2005
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Re: RUTE 35 - Updated version of FHS

Anita Lewis wrote:

> In case you missed the link in the intro, the latest version of FHS is 
> at http://www.pathname.com/fhs - specifically 
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
>
> I noticed that /media (mount point for removable media) is included on 
> that one.
>
> Anita
>
> PS - Yes, I'm running a little behind too.  :-)  Maybe we should take 
> a week off for Christmas??

I still haven't recovered from the culture shock from the "dot" thread.  
I am a few chapters behind... So I could use a week off.

Jisao
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Howard Rosen | 2 Dec 15:07 2005
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Novell & Linux in the news

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Earns Top Honors at LinuxWorld 
Frankfurt
Friday December 2, 8:30 am ET

International Jury Votes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Over Red Hat

The details of this story here:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051202/sff020.html?.v=34

Howard

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Howard Rosen | 2 Dec 22:08 2005
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Rute: 19.3.2 mke2fs - and more

This section explains about:


mkfs -t ext2 -c /dev/hda1

or, alternatively

mke2fs -c /dev/hda1
"Linux in a Nutshell, 4th edition" also includes:

mkfs.ext2 [options]  devices [blocks]
mkfs.ext3 [options] device size
mkfs.minix [options] device size  Create a MINIX filesystem
mkisofs [options] -o file pathspecs  Generate an ISO9660/Joliet/HFS filesystem for writing to a CD with a utility such as cdrecord.

For a list of options see either info command or man command, where command is one of the above mkf... commands.

Howard
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Howard Rosen | 2 Dec 22:34 2005
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Rute: 19.3.5 mkswap, swapon, and swapoff - Regarding Swap size

This section tells us:

"Swap partitions cannot be larger than 128 MB, although you can have as 
many of them as you like."

The SuSE 9.3 Administration guide says:

"If you partition manually, create a swap partition of at least 256 MB."

Reading through the literature, swap size seems to be quite varied.  I 
suspect that Rute date of printing is part of why their size 
recommendation for swap.

Should be some interesting and cogent comments here.

Thank you all in advance.

Howard
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The LBo Automailer | 3 Dec 06:25 2005

IRC channel #LBo reminder

IRC channel #LBo reminder

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You're welcome and encouraged to use the channel at other times as well.
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