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Linux Tutorials (mostly for Newbies, but not necessarily so)

Kernel Build tutorial - How to build a linux kernel.

IPtables tutorial - IP Masquerading with kernel 2.4 (run the command 'uname -r')

IPchains tutorial - IP Masquerading with kernel 2.2 (run the command 'uname -r')

DNS/BIND the Easy Way - How to set up forward and reverse DNS

Permissions Explained - How to use 'chmod' to change file permissions

VI Editor tutorial - Everything you need to know about the VI editor

Identd tutorial - Configuring identd with xinetd or inetd

Apache Install tutorial - Apache, PHP and MySQL configuration and installation

MySQL Installation and FAQ - MySQL Installation and Frequently Asked Questions

Linux/Windows dual boot - Configuring lilo for dual booting

BitchX notes - Common configuration settings for the BitchX IRC client

SCSI Emulation with ide-scsi - How to install your CD-RW drive in Linux

Sudo "superuser do" - Administering your system with sudo

Apache Vhosts - How to add Virtual hosts to Apache

The 'make' command - How 'make' compiles a program


#LinuxHelp Contributions and Links

#linuxhelp - #LinuxHelp on Undernet Official Home

#linuxhelp pictures - Ask me how to add your picture to the #linuxhelp gallery

Firewall Examples - Assortment of good ipchains and iptables firewall rule examples

*nix Basic Command List - A list of commonly used commands and syntax

The_Vox's SAMBA tutorial - Using samba to connect to windows shares

Red dragon's security tutorial - Check for and defend against vulnerabilities


Other Help Resources

The Linux Documentation Project - HOWTO's, FAQ's and other helpful items

Mandrakeuser.org Docs - Learn the basics the Mandrake way

Server-Resources.com - Tutorials for Apache, PHP, BIND, Sendmail and more

LinuxQuestions.org - Linux Newbie Forum. Post your questions here.



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What is a KrnlPanic? Well, a KrnlPanic is me! Actually, let's start with "What is a kernel?". The kernel is the core of your operating system (OS), whether your OS is Linux, Unix or windows. The kernel takes care of all process management (what program runs and when), memory management (which parts of memory get used for what) and also, the kernel takes care of interfacing the OS with your computer's hardware (disk drives, sound card, modem, network card, etc).

Now...since the kernel is doing all of these extremely important jobs, it stands to reason that if it has an error, it will be a Bad Thing(tm). If you use windows, you know a kernel panic as a "BSOD" or Blue Screen of Death. Or how about "Invalid Page Fault in KERNEL32.DLL". I'm sure you've probably seen both of those. In Linux, a Kernel Panic is normally plainly stated so. At boot time is when you will see most linux panics. I have yet to see a linux kernel panic while the system is running. You may have seen "Kernel Panic: init not found" or "Kernel Panic: VFS unable to mount root fs on 2:00". All of these previously listed errors are because of something that happened to the kernel that it couldn't handle, whether it was an access to an invalid memory location or the inability to find the initialization files it requires.

I hope that sufficiently explains things. Oh yeah...KrnlPanic is also my name ;-)

- Rick

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