Blaisorblade wrote:
"Additionally, about "what newbies need", I think they're in desperate need of
very short "tutorials", detailing the common case and linking to the full
descriptions."

First of all, I am newbie in uml.
How am I learning linux?

First:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Pocket-Linux-Guide/html/index.html

Second:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

How am I learning uml?
I followed the Pocket Linux Guide and built my own root_fs to all capitules
I finished the Pocket Linux Guide. I only could not get the sound.

My first root_fs had the files:

.:
bin dev

./bin:
bash sh

./dev:
console

To run:
vmlinux init=/bin/sh ubd0=root_fs

Now my root_fs has login and the midnight commander.
I know that is very simple, but I like to know how the things are made.

So I think that would be a good idea tutorials that teach the basics of the uml.

Marcos