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When you say understand the way the file system works, what do you mean by that. And also the job requirements are that you be linux certified. so certification is a must..
I meant the way linux keeps the folders and files, like for e.g "/etc" folder contains many config files (text based) and the passwd and the shadow file , also it contains the partition info which can be changed manually like fstab / mtab, /usr contains shared stuff, /var usually contains logs (which again can be changed according to the user) the file system linux usually uses are ext / reisfer these are the two file systems I have always used.

Now for e.g. you want to configure and install apache where would you put them ? well here you could create your own folder or a mount point (always make mount point for web servers like apache in fact I always made mount points for /home - /var - /use - etc... never keep one linux partition or mount points) and install it that or you can also install it under /home , so knowing the file and folder structure eases things and also you should know about the user rights as root is the administrator and has full access to the files & folders.

You should always do the certification.
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I was going to suggest removing the X server, then working out how to fix it, but I'm going to save some time and just say to install Arch from scratch, and learn the install guides (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...allation_Guide). Now, it's worth stating that Arch has a unique way of doing things, so some of it won't apply to other distros, but the install is more "under the hood" than Ubuntu. It'll get you round to thinking in the "why does it work like that" way, rather than the "it just works" way Ubuntu teaches you. Try to avoid using "cookie-cutter" code & scripts from the net, where you don't understand what they're doing (always a good idea, actually!)
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thanks I tried arch a few days ago and got stumped. but earlier in the thread someone recommended gentoo then arch so i'm trying gentoo now.
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thanks I tried arch a few days ago and got stumped. but earlier in the thread someone recommended gentoo then arch so i'm trying gentoo now.
OK if you need a cert then I'm not sure arch or gentoo are what you should focus on (unless they are making their own server distro then I'd recommend Gentoo or LFS). Do you know specifically which certs they're asking for? Linux+, Novell, Red Hat certs?
     
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Lol, if Arch scared you off, Gentoo will drive you INSANE

Did you try to install Arch whilst following the guide? The guide makes it pretty easy, providing you can read it whilst you go (ie. have it up on another PC/laptop/tablet/phone/printed hard copy)
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Lol, if Arch scared you off, Gentoo will drive you INSANE

Did you try to install Arch whilst following the guide? The guide makes it pretty easy, providing you can read it whilst you go (ie. have it up on another PC/laptop/tablet/phone/printed hard copy)
I have actually gotten farther with gentoo. And I did try using the guide for arch but it didn't seem to be doing anything. maybe I didn't read far enough? and I can use the guide. right now i'm running both in a virtual machine for learning purposes.
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update: I am getting through arch installation. I never saw where it was talking about how to install. I went at it on my own and started with select source. Then I partitioned the drive using ext4 and then tryed to install and it kept saying that I needed to do worker_package list first. Then I tried going to select packages and it said I needed to select source first. And I had already done that.

But after using the guide apparently you format then select source then install? regardless it's working now.
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learning linux for business purposes, youd do good to just learn centos and debian

far as certification goes, i would suggest getting LPI certified, or you can take the redhat certs if you would like

LPI is industry standardized and works with all venders so it covers everything, the redhat stuff is all hands on practical stuff but its specific only to redhat

if you are aiming for certification as your goal, read some books
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RHEL and CentOS is how I learned lots of just messing around xD
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learning linux for business purposes, youd do good to just learn centos and debian

if you are aiming for certification as your goal, read some books
So which would be more likely to be used on a set of data center servers? CentOS or Debian?

and also are there any books that you would recommend? Right now I am reading A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming.

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