In this tutorial we will begin a brief walk-through of the Red Hat Linux graphical user interface. I will show you where to find the important utilities and application that you will be using on a daily basis, as well as giving you comparisons to their Windows counterparts. I will show you how to access your files, the LibreOffice suite (think an open-source version of Microsoft Office), and a bit about SELinux.
In this tutorial we will finish up the installation procedure for our dual boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. We have chosen to use two separate hard drives, one for Windows and one for Linux, to avoid the issues with the Grub Bootloader. All you will need to do is press the appropriate key at startup to to select the boot device you wish to use. My key is F12 on my Dell laptop.
In this tutorial we will cover how to create a Red Hat Linux and Windows dual boot system. It is highly recommended that you use separate hard drives for Windows and Linux when using Windows 8-10. I will show you how to manually format a hard disc for use with Linux. We will cover the root, home, boot and swap partitions, as well as the necessary space allocations for each.
In this tutorial video we will download and install VirtualBox guest additions. Guest additions will enable us to use our virtual machine in full-screen mode, as well as additional performance enhancements.
Now that we have setup our virtual machine, we can begin the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation procedure. We will go through the installation in great detail, including additional software to install, encrypting your drives, and choosing a root password.
In this tutorial we will begin the Red Hat Linux installation process on a virtual machine. We will cover where to find the different Red Hat distros you can use while following along with this tutorial (Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora), how to setup a virtual machine and how to begin the Red Hat installation process. Be sure to to pay attention when selecting a 32/64-bit operating system, RAM allocation and your overall virtual hard drive size.
In this tutorial we will cover how to download and install VirtualBox on Windows. Virtual machines are great for learning because you are able to protect your primary system. I strongly recommend using Red Hat on a virtual machine when following along with this course.
In this tutorial we will cover why it is important to learn how to use Linux. While it might not be the most popular OS for household PCs, the majority of tech and network infrastructure runs on Linux machines. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal run on a Linux based distro. So, if you would like to get a job at any of the big tech companies, save maybe Microsoft, Linux administration skills are extremely valuable. Also, you have price. Linux is completely open source. This means that you can download and use almost any distro completely free of charge. Most Linux companies make their money selling support and enterprise level services. Most importantly, Linux is much more secure than Windows or Mac OS. The banking industry and major stock markets are powered by Linux machines.
In this first tutorial of the series I will introduce you to the course. This will be a two part course which will consist of basic system administration tutorials, and it will also prepare you for the RHCSA exam. Feel free to use the following Linux distribution when following along with this course: Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS.