Newbie here...question about installing groupwise/all apps

well yes, i am new to linux. I have been wanting to learn for a while but i have not had a machine i could dedicate to linux, but finally got an old laptop running and installed OpenSUSE on it.

At my work, our “core” server is Linux based (openSUSE), and currently our corporate IT guy maintains it remotely form his location in OH. I wan to learn how to work linux, not only so i can start maintaining that server myself, and to better my networking knowledge with Novell networks. My corp IT guy gave me a task, if i can figure out how to install groupwise on my opensuse machine that he would start giving me small things to work on that server till I become comfortable enough to take all the responsibility of that server. Can someone point me in a direction or give me directions that explain how to install programs like groupwise? I’m have no idea where to start, but i think this forum was a good place to :slight_smile: thank you in advance!

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Well, this is going to be the easiest thing you’ve ever done, even if
you are new. First, download:

download.novell.com -> Choose GroupWise from the first drop-down, then
click Search. Choose your version of GW from the options (assuming 7.0)
and that should take you here (still, go through the steps so you get
used to Novell’s site):
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=4mcyJ_tKJqQ~

Download the one for *nix (ends in .tar.gz). A free Novell account may
be needed for this.

  • From here on I’m not testing but basically download the file, extract it
    (right-click: Extract) and then find two RPM files which can be
    installed. Select both, right-click, Install. Enter ‘root’ password
    when prompted.

To run: Alt+F2 and then type ‘groupwise’.

Good luck.

my gti-02 wrote:
> well yes, i am new to linux. I have been wanting to learn for a while
> but i have not had a machine i could dedicate to linux, but finally got
> an old laptop running and installed OpenSUSE on it.
>
> At my work, our “core” server is Linux based (openSUSE), and currently
> our corporate IT guy maintains it remotely form his location in OH. I
> wan to learn how to work linux, not only so i can start maintaining that
> server myself, and to better my networking knowledge with Novell
> networks. My corp IT guy gave me a task, if i can figure out how to
> install groupwise on my opensuse machine that he would start giving me
> small things to work on that server till I become comfortable enough to
> take all the responsibility of that server. Can someone point me in a
> direction or give me directions that explain how to install programs
> like groupwise? I’m have no idea where to start, but i think this forum
> was a good place to :slight_smile: thank you in advance!
>
>
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sweet thank you so much for the help. Does anyone have any websites they recommend to learn linix better? thanks again!!

Howdy,

Glad to see you are excited to learn Linux! It utterly rocks the house and the more you learn and use it the more you will most likely love it.

As for sites, gosh - there are so many. This forum is actually quite good for Suse, I also like Linux and Open Source Software Blog by Vivek | nixCraft and if you are going to be doing any web hosting Web Hosting Talk - The largest, most influential web hosting community on the Internet is decent.

If you like books, you might want to get this book for Suse - it is very concise but will teach you quite a lot. Very clear writing and examples - lots of commands with context and examples, not just a “command reference book”

Amazon.com: SUSE Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise: Christopher Negus, Francois Caen: Books

SUSE Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise (Paperback)

ISBN-10: 0470082925

ISBN-13: 978-0470082928

There are also versions for Fedora, and Ubuntu (95% same content as this version though.) And one for FreeBSD.

There are TONS more books and site, but these are a good place to start.

Welcome to the Path of the Penguin - enjoy your journey.

Cheers,
Pete

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A coworker of mine often quotes this:

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Books/sites will help, but just jump in. When you get stuck research
and, if necessary, ask. You’ll find plenty to ask questions about and
the things you find will be areas that you will need to ask regardless
of books. If you want to become a power user quickly the command line
will get you there (like with any OS). Feel free to research a few
popular commands early on:

top, ps, screen, ssh, scp, wget, curl, mount, grep, awk, sed, wc, ls,
mkdir, chmod, chown, chgrp, useradd…

I’m sure other can contribute a million more but give those a shot.

Good luck.

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> sweet thank you so much for the help. Does anyone have any websites
> they recommend to learn linix better? thanks again!!
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wow, guys thanks alot for the great info. Yes i am extremely excited to get going with linux. I have heard many many great things about it, and frankly, im tired of windows. It just seems like the possibilities are endless with linux…uumm ya i like that :slight_smile: ill check out those books for sure. thanks again!