Chapter 5. Linux Installation and Package Management (Topic 102)

Many resources, such as the book Running Linux (O’Reilly), describe Linux installation. This section of the test does not cover the installation of any particular Linux distribution; rather, its Objectives focus on four installation Topics and packaging tools.

Objective 1: Design Hard Disk Layout

This Objective covers the ability to design a disk partitioning scheme for a Linux system. The Objective includes allocating filesystems or swap space to separate partitions or disks and tailoring the design to the intended use of the system. It also includes placing /boot on a partition that conforms with the BIOS’s requirements for booting. Weight: 2.

Objective 2: Install a Boot Manager

An LPIC 1 candidate should be able to select, install, and configure a boot manager. This Objective includes providing alternative boot locations and backup boot options using either LILO or GRUB. Weight: 2.

Objective 3: Manage Shared Libraries

This Objective includes being able to determine the shared libraries that executable programs depend on and install them when necessary. The Objective also includes stating where system libraries are kept. Weight: 1.

Objective 4: Use Debian Package Management

This Objective indicates that candidates should be able to perform package management on Debian-based systems. This indication includes using both command-line and interactive tools to install, upgrade, or uninstall packages, as well as find packages ...

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