[conspire] (forw) Re: Looking for a way to gain Linux Admin experience

Sean sean.channel at pacbell.net
Fri Mar 16 14:09:56 PDT 2012

 >> - how much memory/disk do you recommend for a set up with VM/virtualBox?
 >> I would like to have at least 4 different Linux flavors running at same time

. 2Gb ram at least. It just sucks way less.
. 180Gb drive == adequate, and like Rick points out: vastly more for video.
   (My small video collection takes up about 26Gb)
. For full OS'es, I prefer to allow min. 8Gb each disk space, weather VM's or 

 >> - where will I get the CentOS, RHEL, Debian, Suse, etc images?

see each distro's site:
. get suse via opensuse.org
. get debian via debian.org
. get ubuntu via ubuntu.com (based on debian)
. get fedora via fedoraproject.org (based on redhat; desktop oriented)
. get centos via centos.org (based on redhat; community / enterprise oriented)
. get RHEL by purchasing it from redhat

 >> Also. would it be appropriate to post/send email to local Linux forum.

see again Rick's comments re: jobs, but generally yes; local user groups are a 
great resource.  Most of the local LUGS are pretty closely related. You might be 
able to do some volunteering with http://www.svpal.org/ ..also check out: 
http://linuxmafia.com/bale/ (sf-lug.com, svlug.org..)


On 03/16/2012 10:39 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
> CABAL, my Linux user group that meets at my and my wife's house in west
> Menlo Park every 2nd and 4th Saturday late afternoon/evenings, maintains
> a library of current Linux and BSD distribution media that visitors are
> welcome to duplicate or to use for installations on-premises.
> http://linuxmafia.com/cabal/installfest/#distros
> Be aware that some Linux online forums have specific rules about
> postings concerning jobs, on account of past abuse, especially by
> headhunters and especially during the dot-com boom.  SVLUG, for example
> (Silicon Valley Linux User Group) strictly requires that jobs postings
> be confined to the jobs at lists.svlug.org mailing list (which accepts only
> jobs-offered postings, so other types are not tolerated on any of its
> mailing lists).
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