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#1 2018-11-05 11:12:19

JustSomeGeek
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Books?

Sure it's been asked before, but any recommended books for learning (Arch) Linux in detail?

The Wiki and Web are great generally, but it's too easy to get sidetracked, or have to follow links for more info or explanations. I'm looking for something more linear I can work through. Needs to be recent though and cover things like UEFI, Systemd etc.

Any suggestions?

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#2 2018-11-05 11:17:32

judd1
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Re: Books?

It may be over understood, but for Arch the best book, for me, is the wiki

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#3 2018-11-05 11:22:45

ugjka
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Re: Books?

Doubt there are books that cover rolling release distros because everything keeps changing.


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#4 2018-11-05 11:52:35

JustSomeGeek
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Re: Books?

judd1 wrote:

It may be over understood, but for Arch the best book, for me, is the wiki

It is good, for looking things up. But like I said, I need something linear to work through. It's easier for me to learn that way.

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#5 2018-11-05 14:42:04

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Re: Books?

I'm kind of the same way - I ended up getting the Unix and Linux Administration Handbook to work through in a linear fashion, while supplementing it with the wiki for Arch specific implementations.

Maybe something like that would work for you.

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#6 2018-11-05 16:20:47

JustSomeGeek
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Re: Books?

stloma wrote:

I'm kind of the same way - I ended up getting the Unix and Linux Administration Handbook to work through in a linear fashion, while supplementing it with the wiki for Arch specific implementations.

Maybe something like that would work for you.


Something like that maybe. But having looked at it, there's way too much I don't need to know, at this stage. I need something with much less cloud, and more local machine orientated. Probably loads out there, but I don't know what Linux books are more suitable for Arch. The Centos/RHEL ones I have for the server aren't very helpful lol

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#7 2018-11-05 16:58:30

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Re: Books?


$ pacman -Q base
error: package 'base' not found

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#8 2018-11-05 19:56:28

JustSomeGeek
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Re: Books?


Thanks. Some nice nuggets in there. But I really want something that will take me through from power on to login. Don't think there's any other way i'll grasp it all other wise. Too much stuff to learn for a 48 year old.

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#9 2019-01-14 05:21:46

bluetechgirl
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Re: Books?

Aside from the wiki or general Linux system admin books there isn't much since arch is rolling release and constantly changing. One thing you could possibly try if you have the time and patience is the LFS book and just do a basic setup in a VM or on a spare computer. Doing an LFS install will teach you more about how the internal Linux system works than anything else.

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#10 2019-01-27 08:34:14

semicolon
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Re: Books?

JustSomeGeek wrote:

Thanks. Some nice nuggets in there. But I really want something that will take me through from power on to login. Don't think there's any other way i'll grasp it all other wise. Too much stuff to learn for a 48 year old.

Maybe this is what you are looking for: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_boot_process
This is a great book to get an understanding of working of your system: https://nostarch.com/howlinuxworks2
Finally, it all comes down to getting your hands dirty and trying things out.

All the best, mate!


"What I cannot create, I do not understand"
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