Unit 1. Exercises
1.) What is Free Software?
a. Here are three characteristics of free software.
* The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0)
* The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2)
* The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1)
4.) What are the Free Software Foundation/ GNU? What is Linux? What else has helped refine this OS?
a. The (FSF) is a 501 non-profit organization founded by Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 to support the free software movement, which promotes the universal freedom to create, distribute and modify computer software, with the organization's preference for software being distributed under copy left.
b. Linux is an open-source operating system modeled on UNIX
c. Thousands of people helped refine the operating system online.
1.) What does the process of installing an OS like Fedora involve?
a. Installing Fedora/RHEL is the process of copying operating system files from a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive to hard disk(s) on a system and setting up configuration files so Linux runs properly on the hardware. Several types of installations are possible.
1.) What is a live system? What advantages does it have over an installed system?
a. A live system gives you a chance to preview Fedora without installing it. It does not write to hard disks.
b. You can view what a system might look like without taking the time of installing it and finding out it was not worth your time.
4. Where on the disk should you put your /boot partition or the root (/) partition if you do not use a /boot partition?
a. Put /boot at the beginning of the drive (partition 1) so that there is no issue of Linux having to boot from a partition too far into the drive.
Multiple IDE or EIDE drives: the primary controller
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