M01: Introduction to Operating Systems TU1: Installing, configuring and exploiting a computer system
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Prąctical Exercise 5b: Working with partitions and GParted (Part II)
22-11-2016

PRACTICAL EXERCISE 5b: Working with partitions and GParted (Part II)

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1- Deadline: 27-11-2016.
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 (Catalan): asix1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5b.pdf
         b.2)
DAW1 (English): daw1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5b.pdf
    
c) Subject:
         c.1)
ASIX1 (Catalan): asix1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5b
         c.2) DAW1 (English): daw1_surname_name_m01tu01pr5b

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
6- Page numbering on footer bar

LINKS: GPT vs MBR
a) http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-gpt/
b)
 http://www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/
c)
http://www.maketecheasier.com/differences-between-mbr-and-gpt/ 
d) http://www.partitionguru.com/seo/MBR-or-GPT.php
e) https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GUID_Partition_Table
f)  http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/bios.html
g) http://ntfs.com/guid-part-table.htm
(Information in this web page is also valid for Linux)
h) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
i) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/302873

QUESTIONS

1.- What is:
    a) GPT
    a) LBA
    b) GUID
NOTE: If you do not answer these questions or your answers are not good enough, the following questions will not be assessed and your final mark for the questions part will be 0
2.- Show a scheme of the GPT and explains in short:
   
a) What is the purpose of the Protective MBR. Where is the Protective MBR?
    b) What and Where is the Primary GPT
    c) What and Where is the Primary GPT Header
    d) What and Where are the Partition Entries
    e) Where  does the first partition start in a hard disk working with a GPT? 
    c)
What and Where is the Secondary GPT
3
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Make a list with the main differences (maximum size disk, partition types, maximum number of partitions, MBR/GPT vs BIOS/UEFI, partition table size, compatibility, and security) between a MBR partition table and a GPT partition table. Show cleary the main disadvantages of MBR in comparison with GPT.


PRACTICAL EXERCISE
1.- Create a new Debian Linux virtual machine, with the following specifications:
    a) Operating System: Linux
    b) Version: Debian
    c) Name: Debian-part2
    d) Memory: 512MiB
    e) Virtual Hard Disk:  VDI and Dynamically expanding storage
    f) Size: 25GiB
    g) System-->Motherboard-->Extended Features: EFI enabled.
2.- Boot Debian-part2 with your gparted iso file.

3.- Do the following practical exercises. Take a screenshot every time you finish an exercise.
4.- Save your document according to information provided at the GENERAL CONDITIONS section.