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Latest B.Tech question paper of UNIX/LINUX Administration, Himachal Pradesh University

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B.Tech VIIth Semester Examination, UNIX/LINUX Administration,HPU, December 2009

Note: Attempt five questions in all, selecting one from each Section A, B, C and D and all parts of Section E. All the sections carry equal marks (each question=20 marks).

Section- A

1.(a) Describe the architecture of UNIX in detail.
(b) What are the various system directories and files available in UNIX?

2.(a) Explain LILO and GRUB loaders.
(b) Describe ‘Super user’ and ‘Choosing root password’.

Section- B

3.(a) What are the contents of Password files and where are they located?
(b) What are the Shadow passwords? Explain.
(c) How are groups managed in LINUX?

4.(a) Explain ‘Monitor processes’ and ‘Runaway processes’ in detail?
(b) How is RAID devices configured? Explain.

Section- C

5.Write notes on the following:
(a)Software configuration for serial devices.
(b)Configuration of hardware terminals.

6.(a) How are sound and network cards installed?
(b)What are the ‘Serial device files’? Explain.
(c)Describe ‘Hard and Soft carriers’?

Section- D

7.What are the various configuration methods of LINUX Kernel? Describe in detail.

8.Write short notes on the following:
(a)Kernel adaptation.
(d)Logging policies.

Section- E

9.Attempt all the following question:

(a) Describe the purpose and syntax of nice and renice commands.
(b) Describe the command FSCK.
(c) Describe how ‘tar’ command is used for back-up to a raw device as well as a formatted partition.
(d) What are ext2 and ext3 file systems?
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