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Learning Linux System Administration

Video Description

In this Learning Linux System Administration training course, expert author Jim Strickland will teach you how to install, configure, and manage a Linux system. This course is designed for absolute beginners, meaning no Linux experience is required.

You will start by learning about the terminal environment, covering files and file manipulation, regular expressions, and pipes and redirects. From there, Jim will teach you about kernel services, such as processes and daemons, virtual memory, and file system security. Finally, this video tutorial also covers account anatomy, mechanics, and strategies for recovering from various failure modes.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have gained the knowledge needed to take control of your Linux machine. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What Is System Administration? 00:01:55
    2. About The Author 00:01:35
    3. What To Expect From These Videos 00:02:12
    4. A Brief History Lesson 00:04:16
  2. The Terminal Environment
    1. Terminal Emulators And Bash 00:05:20
    2. Linux Directory Tree Navigation - Part 1 00:03:55
    3. Linux Directory Tree Navigation - Part 2 00:05:42
    4. Linux Directory Tree Navigation - Part 3 00:01:55
    5. Files And File Manipulation - Part 1 00:03:46
    6. Files And File Manipulation - Part 2 00:04:37
    7. Files And File Manipulation - Part 3 00:05:47
    8. Pipes And Redirects 00:04:02
    9. Regular Expressions - Part 1 00:06:04
    10. Regular Expressions - Part 2 00:05:03
    11. Grep And Sed - Part 1 00:02:39
    12. Grep And Sed - Part 2 00:01:46
    13. Grep And Sed - Part 3 00:03:31
    14. Grep And Sed - Part 4 00:01:58
    15. Whereis And Paths 00:03:11
    16. Power Boost Unlocked - Sudo And Su 00:03:43
    17. Reading The Fine Manual 00:03:24
  3. File System Voodoo
    1. The Directory Tree Is A Lie - Part 1 00:04:37
    2. The Directory Tree Is A Lie - Part 2 00:05:04
    3. Partitions And Partition Tables - Part 1 00:06:29
    4. Partitions And Partition Tables - Part 2 00:04:21
    5. Partitions And Partition Tables - Part 3 00:06:57
    6. Logical Volume Management - Part 1 00:04:49
    7. Logical Volume Management - Part 2 00:04:42
    8. Logical Volume Management - Part 3 00:01:53
    9. Holding It All Together - FSTAB - Part 1 00:03:33
    10. Holding It All Together - FSTAB - Part 2 00:05:10
    11. Holding It All Together - FSTAB - Part 3 00:02:49
  4. Kernel Services
    1. Linux Kernel Introduction 00:02:28
    2. Processes and Daemons - part 1 00:05:59
    3. Processes and Daemons - part 2 00:05:49
    4. Processes and Daemons - part 3 00:07:13
    5. Virtual Memory - Part 1 00:07:04
    6. Virtual Memory - Part 2 00:04:12
    7. Virtual Memory - Part 3 00:01:55
    8. File Security - Part 1 00:05:20
    9. File Security - Part 2 00:05:48
    10. File Security - Part 3 00:04:59
    11. File Security - Part 4 00:04:37
  5. Accounts
    1. Account Anatomy 00:06:09
    2. Root - One Name For Many Things 00:03:07
  6. Mechanics
    1. Boot Cycle - When It Works Right 00:05:07
    2. Dmesg And Logfiles 00:05:35
    3. System Will Not Boot 00:05:43
    4. System Hangs 00:04:58
    5. GUI Will Not Start 00:04:45
    6. File System Corruption 00:05:44
    7. Reinstallation 00:04:38
  7. Conclusion
    1. Shutdown 00:00:58
    2. Wrap Up 00:01:58