/bootpartition and a
/homepartition at least (see below). Note you do not need to use LVM, but you can if you wish. It is strongly recommended to use ext4 as the filesystem type for your volumes.
In this course, we will be building and installing lots of
software and you must leave sufficient space available for
You will need at least 6GB free in
and at least 1GB free in
make sure the storage volume(s) holding these have sufficient space.
Make sure the volume used for
/tmp (either the root volume, some
RAM disk, or a separate volume) will have sufficient space for your
You will also need 100MB free in
yumrepos first. Note that although this process can take a long time, you can interrupt it and later resume the update.
/etc/selinux/configand follow the comments to set the default mode. Make sure you note your SELinux configuration in your journal!
Make a copy of your system journal pages that document in detail the Linux install done in class, including any post install steps done. Each configuration choice made during the install and during post-install should be documented in detail so that someone else could duplicate your setup if necessary, even if using a slightly different distribution.
A copy of your journal pages and the answer to the question asked. Note you must submit for this assignment even if you did not reinstall! You can send your submission as email to (preferred). If email is a problem for some reason, you may turn in a hard-copy. In this case the pages should be readable, dated, and stapled together. Your name should appear on the first page.
Don't turn in your whole journal, you will need to add to it every day in class! It is common in fact to keep the journal as a text file on the system (with a paper backup of course).
Please see your syllabus for more information about submitting projects.