Unit 1 Chapter Exercises

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1. What is free software? List three characteristics of free software.
Free software is a matter of the users’ freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Three characteristics are: Freedom to run the program for any purpose, freedom to redistribute copies, and freedom to improve the program and release your improvements to the public.
4. What is the Free Software Foundation/GNU? What is Linux? Which parts of the Linux operating system did each provide? Who else has helped build and refine this operating system?
GNU is a project for creating an operating system, both kernel and system programs. Linux is a free kernel that was written in 1991. Linus Torvalds contributed the kernel while the GNU project contributed the system programs. It was built and refined by like-minded programmers all over the world.
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1. Briefly, what does the process of installing an operating system such as Fedora/RHEL involve?
It involves copying the operating system files from the installation media to the hard disk(s) on a system and setting up configuration files so Linux runs properly on the hardware.
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1. What is a live system? What advantages does it have over an installed system?
A live system is when you run Linux from a CD/DVD instead of installing it on the computer. The advantage is you can test out Linux without disturbing your current operating system.
4. Where on the disk should you put your /boot partition or the root (/) partition if you do not use a /boot partition?
On the physical volume.
8. When does the Fedora/RHEL system start X by default?
After Anaconda probes the video card and monitor.
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1. How does single-user mode differ from multi-user mode?
Single-user mode only has the system console enabled. Multi-user mode has the full operating system and all its features enabled.
3. What do the…...

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