M01: Introduction to Operating Systems TU1: Installing, configuring and exploiting a computer system
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Prąctical Exercise 5: BIOS Legacy/UEFI. MBR/GPT partition table. GParted
9-11-2020

PRACTICAL EXERCISE 5: BIOS Legacy/UEFI. MBR/GPT partition table. GParted

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1- Deadline: 22-11-2020.
2- Send your report as a PDF file attached to an e-mail with the following specifications:
     a) E-mail address:
cf(at)collados.org or jordi.binefa(at)fje.edu depending who is your teacher
    
b) File Name:
         b.1)
ASIX1: asix1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5.odt and asix1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5.pdf
         b.2)
DAW1:
daw1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5.odt and daw1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5.pdf
    
c) Subject:
         c.1)
ASIX1: asix1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5
         c.2) DAW1: daw1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5

3- Make this report individually.
4- Left, right, top and bottom margins: 2cm.
5- Character format: a) Font: Arial, b) Size: 10, c) Questions typeface: Bold, d) Answers typeface: Regular

LINKS
1.- Binary prefixes
    a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_%28data%29
    b) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix
    c) http://www.unitjuggler.com/convert-memory-from-ZB-to-ZiB.html

2
.- Partition: Definitions. Advantages   

3
.-
BIOS and MBR
     a) Basic ideas
     b) Limitations
    
c) MBR Partition Table

4.- UEFI and GPT basic ideas

5.-  GPT vs MBR

6.- GParted

PRACTICAL EXERCISE
 
PART I - BIOS LEGACY AND MBR

1.-
Do not take screenshots. Shutdown your virtual machine. Add a new SATA hard disk to your virtual machine with the following characteristics:
     a)
Controller: SATA
     b) Hard drive file type: VDI
     c) Dinamically allocated
     d)
Name: sata02
     e)
Size: 18GB
(Remember!!!! --> for Virtualbox 1GB is equal to a 1GiB)
     f) 
Attached to:  SATA 2

2.- Do not take screenshots. Boot your virtual machine with GParted Live 1.1.0-6 (amd64 version) attached as a the first boot device:
     a)
Download the  GParted Live 1.1.0-6 (amd64 version) 
    
b) Attach Gparted Live to the Empty optical drive attached to Controller: IDE
     d) Set up the following Boot order on
System-->Motherboard:
        1st) Optical
        2nd) Hard Disk
        Disable any other option
    e) Boot your virtual machine
    f)
GRUB Menu --> Select GParted Live (Default settings)

3.- Do the PART I of  exercises.  Copy and paste each question on your report. Take a screenshot every time you finish an exercise. Paste the screenshot below the question.

4.- Save your document according to information provided at the GENERAL CONDITIONS section.


PART II - UEFI AND GPT

1.- Do not take screenshots. Shutdown your virtual machine. Add a new SATA hard disk to your virtual machine with the following characteristics:
     a)
Controller: SATA
     b)
Hard drive file type: VDI
     c) Dinamically allocated
     d)
Name: sata03
     e)
Size: 25GB (Remember!!!! --> for Virtualbox 1GB is equal to a 1GiB)
     f) 
Attached to SATA 3

2
.-
Do not take screenshots. Boot your virtual machine with GParted Live
1.1.0-6 (amd64 version) attached as the first boot device:
   
a) Attach Gparted Live  to
the Empty optical drive attached to Controller: IDE
    b)
Set up the following Boot order on System-->Motherboard:
       1st) Optical
        2nd) Hard Disk
        Disable any other option
    c) Working with the new UEFI system:  Select  System-->Motherboard-->Extended Features: EFI enabled.
    d) Boot your virtual machine.
    e) GRUB Menu:
        1st) Select UEFI firmware setup
        2nd) Select   GParted Live (Default settings)
   
3.-
Do PART II of
exercises. Copy and paste each question on your report. Take a screenshot every time you finish an exercise. Paste the screenshot below the question.

4.- Save your document according to information provided at the GENERAL CONDITIONS section.


PART III - WORKING WITH GPARTED INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM


1.-
Do not take screenshots. Boot Debian 10:
     a) Update t
he lists of available packages. As a root user run the command: aptitude update
     b) Install GParted
on your system. As a root user run the command: aptitude install gparted


2.-
Do PART III of
exercises. Copy and paste each question on your report. Take a screenshot every time you finish an exercise. Paste the screenshot below the question.

3.- Save your document according to information provided at the GENERAL CONDITIONS section.