This free manual covers the following topics. Volume 1 – Installation and Internet, Volume 2 – System Administration, Volume 3 – Multimedia and Hardware Installation and Volume 4 – Networks and Servers.
Table of Contents
1. Volume 1 – Installation and Internet – Includes Chapters 1 and 2 which cover the installation, partition types, mount points, package selections, configuring services, the boot mode, configuring X, creating users, configuring dial up, modems, high speed internet, DSL, configuring ISDN, routers, login protocols, and more.
2. Volume 2 – System Administration – Includes Chapters 3 and 4 covering command basics, terminals, shells, command aliases, file permissions, using chmod and chown, process control, bash configuration, the linuxconf utility, account privileges, account policies, managing groups, using NFS, implementing disk quotas, the Mandrake control center, installing scanners, backups, samba printing, and more.
3. Volume 3 – Multimedia and Hardware Installation – Includes Chapters 5, 6, and 7 covering configuring the sound card, the XMMS player, the DSCD player, Xine, video conferencing, GnomeMeeting, the desktop, installing hardware, loading modules for the hardware, IDEs, tweaking hard drive performance, installing CD-ROMs, installing Zip drives, installing USB devices, installing firewire, and more.
4. Volume 4 – Networks and Servers – Includes Chapters 8 and 9 covering IP addressing, network classes, decimal notation, subnetting, allocating subnets, subnet masks, routing protocols, classless internet domain router, apache web server, apache modules, DNS servers, setting up DNS zones, virtual web hosting, and more.
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