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 Post subject: I need suggestions on Books
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:22 pm 
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I could use some book suggestions inregaurds to building a system that are real good and on 'layman' terms. Areas I need to learn about are basics and details of software installation and set up. Also any thing on POST and BIOS set up and such. A referal to a up to date CD to learn from if it is not a bank breaker. Also software Applications like GRUB and Linux OS.


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Hi polartrouble.

What you are looking for cannot be provided in a short and concise answer unfortunately.

In my opinion, books aren't going to help you much, if at all. You need to build a computer yourself if you haven't already and do as much as you can to learn that way. My advice would be to pick one of those A+ certification books up (not for the cert, just for general information).

Once you have the general info down, you can start experimenting with different things.

As far as GRUB and Linux, click Here. Start from the beginning and go to the end of the advanced courses. My suggestion would be to start with Ubuntu and then gradually increase in difficulty until you get to an operating system like Gentoo or Arch Linux.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:27 am 
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I agree with Hackman - it's largely about learning by doing if you ask me. It is nice to have a reference book for the wider information (I've got this book- it's a nice outline guide).

Get the basic knowledge however you prefer - web tutorials, books, or even a helping hand from a friend - but then fiddle about with things, try it out and I find you learn a lot more! Good luck!


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