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Chris Tyler's Fedora Linux: The Best Book on FC so far!

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Chris Tyler's Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution (O'Reilly, October 1, 2006) -- also as PDF at its O'Reilly page (use the discount code DSUG to get the eBook at $13.00 instead of $19.99) is unexpectedly well-written.

Remember what posted ten weeks ago? Review: Two RHEL4 and FC5 Books, Face To Face. It was about Christopher Negus' and Mark G. Sobell's books. Well, unless you're running RHEL4 or CentOS4, you might as well forget about them.

Fedora Core users should consider Chris Tyler's book as their first choice. Obviously for a book issued in October 2006, it is dedicated to FC6 only.

«Chapter 1. Quick Start: Installing Fedora», is available for free as a PDF (for personal usage). It's nice to see that under paragraph «1.1.4. Where Can I Learn More?», the CentOS website is also mentioned.

The installation is described in detail, and useful hints are done, ranging from how to perform the install without a detected mouse, to more advanced info, like: «You cannot manually create a new Logical Volume configuration using the text-mode installer.»

For people who get easily scared by LVM, section «1.3.1.8. Partitioning layout» and Chapter 6, section «6.1. Using Logical Volume Management» should make things clear and straightforward.

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