CSN 115 - Operating Systems
Homework and Classwork

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Class # 9 (9/20) 
  * TEST # 1
*** TEST # 1 is Wednesday, September 20th. ATTENDANCE REQUIRED!!! *** Remember, please bring your ONE PAGE 8 1/2 by 11 inch "cheat sheet" to exam. The cheat-sheet must be handwritten (in your handwriting) and on one side only! The test will consist of two parts, a multiple-choice, short-answer written exam of approximately 50 questions, and then a practical, hands-on exam. The written exam will be worth 100 points and the practical exam will be worth approximately 75 points (with the remaining 25 points coming from homeworks and class participation for the first third of the semester). Your homework and attendance since the beginning of the semester will account for the remaining 20 or so points on the practical exam. Remember, you've had 5 homework assignments so far: madeit, man page, intro tutorial, libreoffice, and shell tutorial. Check your grades and make sure each has been completed. After Wednesday, you will no longer have an opportunity to get credit for these. Sample exam questions can be found in the Documents->Test Samples section of this website.

Class # 8 (9/18) Review for Test 1. Good luck!
Class # 7 (9/13) The Shell Notes: * Note packet # 6: The linux shell Homework: * Do the "Shell" tutorial in Documents -> Tutorials * Do the first tutorial of the Unix Tutorial in Documents -> Tutorials * Lots of practice using putty on the hands-on components. * Make sure you have all your required homeworks completed before the test day: putty (madeit), libre office, man page, intro tutorial, shell tutorial * Read through chapters 1-3 and skim chapter 5 of text. Note: the "type" command is not installed on csnlinux. Use the "file" command instead.
Class # 6 (9/11) Post-install information, discussion of Virtual Machines, RAID, LVM. Added the Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu. Began Notes: * Note packet # 6: Intro to the Shell Homework: Read the RAID intro handout and Hardware vs Software RAID handout.
Class # 5 (9/6) Continued with installing Linux. Looked at Partitioning Software (gparted). Looked at Note Packet 5
Class # 4 (8/30) Installing Linux with discussion of hardware. Notes: Installing Linux (#4) Discussed partitioning of hard disks to accommodate linux, including resizing a partition. Other options discussed included using Virtual Machines and Live CDs Homework: research definitions of terms you aren't familiar with (e.g. CMOS, hexadecimal, ext4 ...) Homework: send me your LibreOffice document (see the end of note packet 3) ... due by 9/8/17. a.s.a.p. Make sure you follow directions -- especially the subject line of the email!
Third Class (8/28) Exploring the Desktop Notes: Exploring the Desktop (#3) Top 10 Linux Desktop Environments HW: Do intro1-tutorial.pdf and intro2-tutorial.pdf in the Tutorials section of this website. HW: Send your LibreOffice document to your professor, via email, per instructions posted in note packet 3. HW: read chapters 1-3 of textbook (The Linux Command Line - William Shotts, Jr.)
Second Class (8/23) Intro part 2. Logging In, Navigating the File System Started Notes: CSN115-INTRO-part 2 (#2) Documents: Exploring the Filesystem Documents: Filesystem Explained - just skim ... pretty in depth. Documents: Guide to Open-Source Licenses HW: Read the Wikipedia Article on Operating Systems HW: Read Docs above.
First Class (8/21) Introduction to the Course. Introduction to Operating Systems. Introduction to Linux. Logging into the CSN Linux Network Notes: Introduction (#1) HW: Log into csnlinux.genesee.edu via putty (outside the lab) and issue the command: madeit (see YouTube video)