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03.install.main.ans.even.RH4

Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A (4th Edition)

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1 Answers to Even-numbered Exercises 1. What is the difference between Xinerama and traditional multimonitor X11? 2. Which boot parameter would you use to begin an FTP installation? askmethod or method 3. Describe the Anaconda installer. 4. Where on the disk should you put your /boot partition or the root ( / ) partition if you do not use a /boot partition? 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. 5. If the graphical installer does not work, what three things should you try? 6. When should you specify an ext2 filesystem instead of ext3 ? Use
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Unformatted text preview: ext2 for partitions whose data does not change often, such as /boot . The added overhead of the ext3 journal offers no benefit on these filesys-tems. 7. Describe Disk Druid. 8. When does a Fedora/RHEL system start X by default? When the system enters runlevel 5. 9. If you do not instal grub on the master boot record of the hard disk, how can you boot Linux? 10. Why would you place /var at the beginning of the disk? The /var filesystem contains files that are modified frequently. The begin-ning of the disk is near the outer edge and data can usually be accessed faster from this location. 3...
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