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Antikx
post Aug 30 2007, 05:02 AM
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A friend and I have started recording a short podcast that is aimed at the new Linux enthusiast.
The first episode: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1033
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post Oct 31 2007, 06:50 AM
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Sorry, but I have to say I was a tad disappointed with number 4 - the explanation of the linux file system was a bit woffly and not particular clear. Much more could have been made of why there's apparent duplication, e.g. /sbin and /usr/sbin, /lib and /usr/lib

May I clarify? Historically, when disks were much smaller, the root file system wouldn't have been very big, and /usr and /opt and /usr/local/ might have been separate disks and thus not mounted when the system boots. Thus, to boot, when the only thing available is the main disk (or disk partition) you need to make all the Special/System binaries (hence /sbin) available - often these are statically linked and do not need /lib and definitely cannot use /usr/lib which can't be guaranteed to be available.

/lib also needs to be on the root disk because kernel modules live in /lib/modules, if they were in /usr/lib/modules then the system wouldn't be able to find device driver modules to load into the kernel.

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Antikx   It's A Good Linux Morning   Aug 30 2007, 05:02 AM
InSearchOf   Cant wait to listen! Always something new with...   Aug 30 2007, 08:24 AM
Capn_Fish   Ya, I downloaded it this morning. I'll be list...   Aug 30 2007, 09:14 AM
Antikx   Thanks guys.   Aug 30 2007, 06:42 PM
Da_Blitz   on the subject of games (havent heard it yet but n...   Aug 30 2007, 09:58 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 30 2007, 11:58 PM)on the...   Aug 31 2007, 07:31 AM
Antikx   Episode Two is out: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?...   Aug 31 2007, 10:40 PM
Capn_Fish   Is it your life's work to make us geeks have 2...   Sep 1 2007, 06:06 AM
scheck.r   That is fun to listen to. It is a great idea, info...   Sep 3 2007, 11:30 AM
speculatrix   althought I'm becoming a linux veteran, there ...   Sep 4 2007, 01:09 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 4 2007, 04:09 PM)alth...   Sep 4 2007, 05:51 PM
Antikx   Episode Three is up... You can listen to episode t...   Oct 15 2007, 09:54 PM
Capn_Fish   Great! I can't wait to listen (downloading...   Oct 16 2007, 03:41 AM
Antikx   The OGG can now be grabbed on the main page: http:...   Oct 16 2007, 07:42 AM
Antikx   We are probably going to record tomorrow morning. ...   Oct 24 2007, 07:25 AM
Capn_Fish   Alternate window managers/lightweight systems? Gam...   Oct 24 2007, 12:37 PM
speculatrix   I'd like to hear ideas about the best way to g...   Oct 24 2007, 02:16 PM
Capn_Fish   Setting up stuff like Samba/SSH/VNC over SSH. That...   Oct 24 2007, 02:36 PM
Antikx   Thanks for the suggestions. We will probably use s...   Oct 26 2007, 04:02 AM
Antikx   It's out Halloween extravaganza! In Episod...   Oct 31 2007, 04:10 AM
speculatrix   Sorry, but I have to say I was a tad disappointed ...   Oct 31 2007, 06:50 AM
Antikx   Super! Thanks for the feedback and info. The l...   Oct 31 2007, 07:22 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Antikx @ Oct 31 2007, 04:22 PM) fel...   Oct 31 2007, 07:53 AM
Antikx   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 31 2007, 10:53 AM...   Oct 31 2007, 08:20 AM
Antikx   FYI: Episode 6 - A Fstab in the Dark just came out...   Nov 7 2007, 05:27 AM
Antikx   FYI: Episode 7 - Is Linux Too Easy Now? is out.   Nov 15 2007, 10:50 PM
Capn_Fish   Great I'm DLing it now and will listen ASAP. ...   Nov 16 2007, 04:45 AM
Antikx   thanks. I fixed the link. High and Low are MP3...   Nov 16 2007, 05:22 AM
speculatrix   I'm sad to say that after a promising start wi...   Nov 17 2007, 02:10 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 17 2007, 04:10 PM...   Nov 30 2007, 08:14 AM
Antikx   BTW, Episode 9 is hot off the griddle: Linux on M...   Nov 30 2007, 08:33 AM
Capn_Fish   I'm only just listening to 8! Cool none ...   Nov 30 2007, 12:02 PM
Antikx   they came out pretty close to each other.   Nov 30 2007, 12:40 PM
Antikx   FYI: Episode 10, "Is Linux as Cool as Peter P...   Dec 7 2007, 08:50 PM
speculatrix   If you enjoy these radio shows, you might also lik...   Dec 9 2007, 12:10 PM


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