complete ubuntu manual

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at
Tue Jul 20 20:28:41 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Dave Stevens <geek at> wrote:
> Quoting Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at>:
>> I see redhat has the following manual. I'm wondering if ubuntu has a
>> similar manual like it. I found a wiki
>> But it seems that it is not
>> complete as it doesn't include, for example, autofs.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Peng
> Hi Peng.
> I think your question is a little imprecise, is it EVERYTHING you want to
> read up on? or filesystems or networking or what? And redhat 7.3 is very old
> and outdated. Searching for RHEL 5 docs would be more nearly relevant.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I want to manual that include
everything that a system administrator might need to know.  Although
this maybe too broad, at least I want the manual to have some
references when more details are needed.

I could search and had searched in google whenever I need something.
But I feels that the information are scattered and hard to get a clear
picture unless I have a solid foundation on linux administrative
issues (I have general computer knowledge, but lacks the
administrative knowledge). Filesystems and networking are maybe
clustering are the area that I don't quite understand. These are some
related topics. Any googled document will only give me a incomplete
picture. I'd like something that is more coherent.

Are these set of redhat document you refers to? What are the
difference between ubuntu and redhat? To what extent these documents
can be used for ubuntu?

In some institutes and companies that I know, only many major
computation servers or clusters are set up with RedHat, desktops and
other non serious computation computers are set up with Debian/Ubuntu.
I'm wondering what are the difference between RedHat and Debian/Ubuntu
on this aspect, although I know that Debian/Ubuntu have more packages
available than RedHat which may be actually convenient if many
different packages need to be installed?


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