10 Linux Tips and Tricks


Tip 1: How to find a Linux CD-ROM at low cost
The market began with Linux distributions only a few FTP servers, depending on the commercial distributions commercially available online and a printed manual and telephone support.

Tip 2: Multiple operating systemsLinux requires 2 partitions to work.
Font part of the partitions on your hard disk. When installing Linux, it is a program called Disk Druid fdisk or you can create the necessary partitions. The main problems that people have is that it is not empty for use partitions for Linux, and they do not want that for the abolition of the current Windows or DOS partition. The trick lies in the fact that the size of your partition underway to create vacuum. So you can partitions required under Linux.

Tip 3: Installing with no CD-ROM drive or modem
Most Linux distributions on a CD-ROM. They can also be downloaded from an FTP server, but it requires an Internet connection. What if you use a system with CD-ROM or Internet connection, as an old portable 486? The trick here is that another desktop system with CD-ROM and a zero-modem serial cable

Tip 4: Swap and memory
An important parameter in all protected as Linux operating mode is the memory swap. During installation you must create a swap partition. A common question is, what should be the size of the partition?

Tip 5: Kernel size and modules
To configure Linux to detect new hardware, especially on a new kernel, you may need the kernel. If you have too many devices kernel configuration, you can receive an error message indicating that the core is too big. The trick is to allow modules

Tip 6: The boot prompt
On the "boot:" Prompt you can use a number of parameters. You can pass parameters to drivers that the pilot Ethernet, they say in the IRQ of the Ethernet card, or you can kernel parameters such as size storage or what to do in a panic. Reading the manual LILO tell you that all the beautiful things LILO can be used.

Tip 7: Wrong memory size found
The Linux kernel is to note, several settings of your computer. It also means the amount of memory you have. In some cases, these are the wrong size. For example, find only 64 MB of memory, actually, if you have 128 MB.

Tip 8: X Window configuration options
Each Linux distribution has an X-Window own configuration. XFree86 also has a text-based configuration program, which is complex to use. But what is when both the distribution and xf86config program, based on the text configuration XFree86, do not seem to do what you need? XFree86 also comes with a graphical tool configuration.

Tip 9: Allowing users to run root programs
If a user starts an order, it runs with the privileges of the user. What if you wish, you can do, even with a few commands Root rights? You can what is known as suid.

Tip 10: Linux and NT booting
The surest way of installing Windows NT first and give him the MBR. So if you install Linux, tell install LILO on the Linux partition. Similarly, the Linux partition of the active partition. If the system starts, LILO are responsible, and if you want to start Windows NT, then load the MBR with LILO NTLDR is in him