OPS235 Assignment 1/W12
- 1 OPS235 Assignment #1 (ASSIGNMENT TOTAL: 85 Marks)
- 1.1 Basic Chores (Section Total: 20 Marks)
- 1.2 To sudo or not to sudo (Section Total: 12 Marks)
- 1.3 Package Management(Section Total: 8 Marks)
- 1.4 Alternate Software Installation(Section Total: 13 Marks)
- 1.5 SysAdmin Portion(Section Total: 8 Marks)
- 1.6 Exploring Your Options(Section Total: 4 Marks)
- 1.7 Install a second Linux distribution as a Virtual Machine(Section Total: 13 Marks)
- 1.8 Submitting your assignment (Section Total: 7 Marks)
OPS235 Assignment #1 (ASSIGNMENT TOTAL: 85 Marks)
Weight: 5% of the overall grade
Due Date: Week after study week. (Check with your Professor for exact date). Due at the start of class.
Basic Chores (Section Total: 20 Marks)
Complete the following tasks on your system (4 points for each completed task).
- Setup your system so that the command
mount /a1-- executed by any user -- will attach the logical volume
lv_a1from the volume group called
ops235(minimum 100 MB) to the mountpoint
/a1(The volume should NOT be automatically mounted at boot time)
- Setup your system login banner to say Free software: Free as in Freedom. (the user should see this on text-based virtual consoles before login to the system)
- Setup your system login message to say Open Source is Changing The Computing World (to be displayed on all text-based virtual consoles after a successful login prompt)
- Setup your system so that every user has a command alias called
deltempwhich will delete the contents of a directory called
~/tmp(NOT the main
- Setup the bash environment for the user root (and only root) so that the prompt includes the current date.
To sudo or not to sudo (Section Total: 12 Marks)
Sudo is a tool which enables specific users to run specific commands as another user (such as "root").
Study the man page for the
sudo command and:
- Update sudo's configuration file (using the proper program) to allow only your Learn account to run
sudofor the following commands as
root: (8 points)
- Create a new user called
helperand allow only this user to run
sudofor the following commands as your learn account: (4 points)
Package Management(Section Total: 8 Marks)
yum commands to:
- Verify the integrity of a package using
rpmto see if any of its files have been altered since installation. (you will be asked to demonstrate this when your assignment is marked)(4 points)
- Add the rpmfusion.org repository to the yum configuration. (you will be asked to demonstrate installing a package from the rpmfusion repository when your assignment is marked) (4 points)
Alternate Software Installation(Section Total: 13 Marks)
yum group* commands and use them to: (5 points)
- Find and install the XFCE dektop environment discussed in the following article: XFCE Review
- You will be asked to demonstrate how to switch to this desktop environment and back again without restarting the X server.
Review the procedures for compiling and installing software from source code and use them to: (8 points)
- Find and install the E3 text editor from source code. The project page for it can be found here: E3 Project
- You will be asked to demonstrate how to create a file using this editor.
SysAdmin Portion(Section Total: 8 Marks)
Create a bash script called
/bin/snapshot to record the following information: (6 points)
- A list of all recent bad login attempts.
- A list of Logical Volumes, Physical Volumes, and Volume Groups.
- A report of all mounted filesystems, the amount of space used and the amount of space available.
- The information should be appended to the file
at command and and schedule your script to execute at 2:00am on Christmas day (Dec 25). (2 points)
Exploring Your Options(Section Total: 4 Marks)
Research, install, and test one software application for each of the following tasks: (4 points)
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- Desktop Publishing
- Video Editing
- Real Time Strategy Game
Install a second Linux distribution as a Virtual Machine(Section Total: 13 Marks)
You will be asked to demonstrate booting the 2nd distro in class. To determine which Linux distribution to install, find your student ID number and then use the last digit in your student number to find your matched distribution due for this assignment using the table to the right.
Submitting your assignment (Section Total: 7 Marks)
Please refer to your OPS235 instructor for submitting assignment #1
- OPS235A: Due March 23 -- Marked in Class. Be prepared!