Minimum Requirements 32 Bit.
128mb Ram Text Mode
192-256 GUI Mode
Minimum Requirements 64 Bit
256mb Ram Text Mode
384-512 GUI Mode
Minimum CPU Requirements
200Mhz Text Mode
400Mhz GUI Mode
Textual Interface is also
The CLI or Command Line Interface.
2 PseudoGraphical and GUI.
Allows you to update from a previous version to the latest.
Clean install or Upgrade?
Always perform a clean install it will almost almost always be more stable.
Partition or Slice
A logical section of a hard disk that has a device name such as /dev/sda1.
Hold Information about the partitions on a disk.
File System is also called a
Logical Volumes LV's
LV's are similiar to partitions and when using the Logical Volume manager you can manage and change the volumes much easier then using a partition and partition tools.
4 Primary partitions and 15 total.
Typical Disk Setup
3 Primary Partitions and 1 extended that can hold many Logical Partitions
LVM Solves the issue of Extended Partitions by
Allowing you to create many file systems within a single partition in a more elegant way.
a Unique set of names or Identifiers.
Absolute Path name
Traces a path from the root directory to the file in question.
Follows the name of a Directory
are independent, just because one is corrupt does not mean all are.
The file that holds the information relation partitions to mount points.
Home directory =
The home directory.
Default Partition scheme
Volume group consisting of 2 Logical Volumes
-/ or "Root" that contains the rest of the disk space.
Linux temporarily stores programs and data on swap when it does not have enough ram. Also used when hibernating.
Recommended Swap size
One and two times the amount of ram in your system. Minimum size is 256mb.
Worst case Hibernation swap size.
One and Half times the size of ram.
is Swap required?
No but systems tend to perform better with one.
Is a swap partition mounted?
No and it not associated with a mount point.
Hold the kernel and other data the system needs when it boots. Cannot be under a LVM.
Size of /Boot
Typically is 200mb and can be as small as 50mb.
Reccomended /Boot size for Fedora.
Easy older system /boot compliance.
Make /boot one of the first partitions on the disk.
Data changes frequently. Holds system logs, package information and accounting data.
500mb and up! As much as needed. Good idea to make /var a separate partition.
Recommended filesystem for /boot
ext2 because the data does not change frequently.
Ideally should be put into own partition to make reinstalls easier and less risky.
size of /home
As large as neccesary.
holds installed packages. Size can be from 2-16gb depending on how much you install.
RAID stands for
Redundant Array of Inexpensive/Independent Disks.
Two or more hard drives in combination to improve fault tolerance and OR performance.
Raid is seen as
a single logical device.
T or F Raid is a good backup plan?
Striping, No redundancy.
Striping with Parity
Striping with Double Parity. Inefficient with a small number of drives.
Raid 1 + 0 = Raid 10. Requires 4 Disks.
Master Boot Record.