Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Purpose of Libraries in Linux

Binaries or executable files which are common Linux user commands.

Here you find potable files, boot loader and a compressed copy of the Linux Kernel.

This contains device drivers.

This contains administrative and system configuration files.

This contains the home folder of normal Linux Users.

The initial RPM drive location. Do not any data or delete this.

This contains all libraries, applications, extensions needed to run Linux executable.

This contains mount points to access removable storage devices.

This contains optional S/W s. The location to install platform independent S/W s.


Running Linux Processors and current system information. When the system is shut down it automatically gets erased.

The Privileged user's home folder
  • root - Super User
  • / - Top of the File System
  • /root - Super Users Home Folder
This contains administrative commands and files related to services.

This contains platform dependent applications

This contains dynamic data related to Linux applications. Automatic updates, without the knowledge of the user.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Set up RedHat Version 4 From Scratch

Partitioning The Hard Drive

To install Linux you should have a minimum of 2 partitions. But as an optional you could also have 3 or more partitions.
  • swap - Essential Partition This is like the Virtual Memory on Windows.
  • root ('/') - Essential Partition This is where all the other partitions will list. This the most top of the USER file system(Linux has an Universal File System, not like Windows).
  • boot ('/boot') - Optional Partition This will store the files which are needed for the OS to boot up in a separate partition.
Linux has an Universal Directory hierarchy and Windows has a Tree Directory hierarchy.