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Linux Administration

Covers backups, file restores, new system build, hardware maintenance, maintenance, application installation and configuration, system security management.

system recovery

linux kernel

hardware

software configuration

information technology

The make tool will read the /usr/src/linux/Makefile to compile.

Top 20 IT System Administrator Inte...
Top 20 IT System Administrator Interview Questions and Answers for 2022
  • True
  • False

One can use: make zdisk or make bzdisk to create compressed kernels on a floppy. The compiled kernel will be written to: ___________________

  • /dev/fd0
  • /dev/fffd0
  • /DDev/fd0

Identify the equivalency of the kernel's version. VERSION

  • 22
  • 4
  • 2

_______________ formats include proprietary formats that can be read and edited only by proprietary word processors, SGML or XML.

  • opaque
  • transparent
  • clear

Linux is also known as "Linux kernel".

  • True
  • False

Identify the command in creating the .config file based on the identified description. Edit each line of .config one at a time

  • make config
  • make menuconfig
  • make xconfig

The patch tool has a -R switch which can be used to reverse all the operations in a patch file.

  • True
  • False

The -p option can strip any number of directories the patch is expecting to find.

  • True
  • False

Android relies heavily on GNU tools.

  • True
  • False

Identify the command of the Linux Kernel based on the given description. build kernel

  • make
  • make modules_install

Linux was originally created to be similar to _____.

  • Unix
  • Ubontu

The kernel cannot automatically insert modules using the kmod module.

  • True
  • False

The /lib/modules//kernel directory, has many of the same sub-directories present in the kernel source tree.

  • True
  • False

Identify the command of the Linux Kernel based on the given description. install the modules in /lib/modules/kernel-version/

  • make modules_install
  • make dep

Decide what kind of hardware and network support needs to be included in the kernel as well as which type of kernel we wish to compile (modular or monolithic). These choices will be saved in a single file: ___________________

  • /uussrr/src/linux/.config
  • /usr/src/linux/.config
  • /usr/src/linux/.configure

Linux has a _____, and other types of software you are accustomed to using on other operating systems.

  • graphical interface
  • graphics card

Identify the equivalency of the kernel's version. PATCHLEVEL

  • 22
  • 4
  • 2

This tool can be used to selectively insert or remove modules and their dependencies.

  • creative
  • modprobe
  • associate
  • word

This means that Linux is incredibly _____, because not just applications, such as word processors and web browsers, can be swapped out.

  • customizable
  • custom

The patch tool has several mechanisms to reverse the effect of a patch.

  • True
  • False

Linux is similar to other _____ you may have used before, such as Windows, OS X, or iOS.

  • operating systems
  • operate system

Linux is the best-known and most-used restricted operating system.

  • True
  • False

Identify the equivalency of the kernel's version. SUBLEVEL

  • 22
  • 4
  • 2

Linux was created in 1991 by _____, a then-student at the University of Helsinki.

  • Linus Torvalds
  • Linux Torvalds

Identify the command in creating the .config file based on the identified description. Edit .config browsing through menus (uses ncurses)

  • make config
  • make menuconfig
  • make xconfig

All Linux installations use GNU components as a part of their operating system.

  • True
  • False

If you have downloaded the linux-2.4.21.tgz kernel source and you want to update to a more recent kernel linux2.4.22 for example, you must download the ___________________patch.

  • patch-2.3.22.gz
  • patch-2.4.22.gz
  • patch-2.4.20.gz

As an operating system, Linux is a hardware that sits underneath all of the other hardware on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s software.

  • True
  • False

Identify the command of the Linux Kernel based on the given description. adds a .depend with headers specific to the kernel components

  • make dep
  • make modules

Identify the command in creating the .config file based on the identified description. Edit .config browsing through menus (uses GUI widgets)

  • make config
  • make menuconfig
  • make xconfig

Identify the command of the Linux Kernel based on the given description. build the dynamic modules

  • make modules
  • make clean

Linux is built as a free and open source alternative to _________________.

  • Minix
  • MS Office
  • Unix

Identify the command of the Linux Kernel based on the given description. makes sure no stale .o files have been left over from a previous build

  • make clean
  • make

An uncompressed linux kernel using gzip is compiled with: make zImage.

  • True
  • False

A copy made in an otherwise Transparent file format whose markup, or absence of markup, has been arranged to thwart or discourage subsequent modification by readers is Transparent.

  • True
  • False