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The Linux FAQ

David C. Merrill

david -AT- lupercalia.net

2003-09-19

Revision History
Revision 1.202001-12-04Revised by: rk
Revision 2.02002-04-25Revised by: dcm
Some reorganization and markup changes.
Revision 2.12003-05-19Revised by: dcm
Fairly complete reorganization and conversion to WikiText.
Revision 2.1.12003-09-19Revised by: dcm
Minor corrections.
Revision 2.1.22004-02-28Revised by: dcm
Minor corrections.

This is the list of Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. About the FAQ
1.2. Asking Questions and Sending Comments
1.3. Authorship and Acknowledgments
1.4. Copyright and License
1.5. Disclaimer
2. General Information
3. The Linux Kernel
4. Disk Drives
5. Partitions And Filesystems
6. System Libraries
7. Linux Distributions
8. Booting the OS
9. Application Software Management
10. Directory And File Management
11. Connecting To A Network
12. Troubleshooting
13. Software Development
14. Solutions to Common Problems
15. Tips And Tricks
16. The X Window System
17. Frequently Encountered Error Messages
18. Online Resources
19. How To Get Further Assistance
19.1. If this Document Still Hasn't Answered Your Question....
19.2. What to Put in a Request for Help
19.3. How To Email Someone about Your Problem
A. GNU Free Documentation License
A.1. 0. PREAMBLE
A.2. 1. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
A.3. 2. VERBATIM COPYING
A.4. 3. COPYING IN QUANTITY
A.5. 4. MODIFICATIONS
A.6. 5. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
A.7. 6. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
A.8. 7. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
A.9. 8. TRANSLATION
A.10. 9. TERMINATION
A.11. 10. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
A.12. Addendum