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    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Installing Linux and Linux Kernel (QUIZ)

    NOTE: Each correct answer would give you 5 point.

    1. What advantages does GRUB offer over LILO boot loader?
    2. It enables you to boot multiple operating systems
      It enables you to permanently change GRUB conf file by adjusting boot parameters
      It enables you to use password protection
      It doesnot supports LBA mode

    3. Which GRUB command do you use to configure a GRUB root partition without mounting it?
    4. chainloader

    5. What does root refer in the GRUB context?
    6. The / directory
      The /boot directory
      The menu interface configuration file
      The root user

    7. In the GRUB configuration file, which command do you use to group the commands to load an OS
    8. default

    9. What is the name of the image created in memory at runtime for shared library with name
    10. ldd

    11. What does ldconfig utility enable you to do?
    12. Configure shared libraries
      Create hard links to shared libraries
      Specifiy name conventions for library files
      Specify the maximum number of files in a library

    13. Which field do you modify in the Makefile to indicate a change to the generic kernel?

    15. Which kernel configuration option includes options for firewalls and IP masquerading?
    16. Filesystems
      Network device support
      Processor type and features

    17. In which directory is the default configuration file for the kernel located?
    18. /kernel/config

    19. Which command do you enter to enable a new kernel to load and upload all required modules?
    20. make config
      make install
      make modules_install
      make modules

    21. Identify the command that displays all currently loaded modules
    22. depmod

    23. Identify the rmmod option that outputs all messages to the syslog file instead of to the console.
    24. -a

    25. Which command do you use to load a module manually?
    26. insmod

    27. In which sequence do you issue commands during the kernel compilation process for a 2.4 kernel?
    28. make clean, make bzImage, make dep, make modules, make modules_install
      make dep, make bzImage, make clean, make modules, make modules_install
      make dep, make clean, make bzImage, make modules, make modules_install
      make modules, make bzImage, make dep, make clean, make modules_install

    29. Which command do you enter to import settings from a previous kernel version into recent version?
    30. make oldconfig
      menuconfig oldconfig
      nconfig oldconfig
      xconfig oldconfig

    31. If you are in the /usr/src/linux dir. Which commands do you use to check which libraries are installed?
    32. ls -l library
      cd /src/linux/Documentation
      ls -l /lib/libc*
      ls -l /linux

    33. Identify the directory that contains all the modules required for different file system types.
    34. block

    35. Which command do you use to copy and rename a compressed kernel image file to the /boot partition?
    36. cat /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14p3
      cp -p /usr/linux/arch/i386/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14p3
      cp -p /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14p3
      move /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14p3

    37. Identify the command that provides a description of the megaraid module.
    38. modinfo -a megaraid
      modinfo -d megaraid
      modinfo -p megaraid
      modinfo -v megaraid

    39. Identify the command that builds a database of dependent modules.
    40. depmod


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