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Devices, disks, Filesystems - Quiz

Each question is worth one point. Select the best answer or answers for each question.

1. How are devices represented on a UNIX system?
Please select the best answer.
  A. By minor numbers for groups of physical devices
  B. By special files that are always symbolic links to other locations
  C. By filesystem entries called device special files
  D. By major numbers for individual physical devices

2. How would you create a new filesystem on a floppy disk on a Linux machine?
Please select the best answer.
  A. By running the fsck program
  B. By running the mkfs command
  C. By running the su command
  D. By running the fuser command

3. What is an inode?
Please select the best answer.
  A. A file or directory created by a hard link, using the ln command
  B. Tables that relate pathnames to physical numbers
  C. A physical representation of a file's attributes
  D. A table of information laying out information about a disk partition

4. The mount command is used to
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Show the structure of the filesystem
  B. Attach a physical device to a specified directory
  C. Create a subdirectory of /home
  D. Attach a new filesystem to the existing filesystem

5. How is the system configuration file designated on Solaris machines?
Please select the best answer.
  A. /etc/checklist
  B. /etc/fstab
  C. /etc/vfstab
  D. /etc/filesystems

6. To what item can logical volumes be most closely compared?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Partitions
  B. Physical disks
  C. Filesystems
  D. CD-ROMs

7. What command do you use to attach removable media to the filesystem?
Please select the best answer.
  A. umount
  B. mount
  C. mknod
  D. attach