M01: Introduction to Operating Systems TU1: Installing, configuring and exploiting a computer system
ASIX1
Prąctical Exercise 5b: Working with partitions and GParted (Part II)
13-11-2017

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

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1- Deadline: 19-11-2017.
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 - I: GPT vs MBR

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

Links - II: UEFI and BIOS
a) https://www.happyassassin.net/2014/01/25/uefi-boot-how-does-that-actually-work-then/
b) http://www.uefi.org/faq
c) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface


QUESTIONS

1.- What is GPT?
2
.- Make a table with the following features of  MBR and GPT paritition tables:
a) Maximum size disk  
f) BIOS vs GPT/MBR
b) Partition types g) UEFI vs GPT/MBR
c) Maximum number of partitions h) Operating systems compatibility(Linux Debian/Windows)
d) Size of a partion entry i) Security
e) Partition table size j) Admitted formats (file systems)
3.- List 5 significant advantages of UEFI over BIOS.


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 (Remember!!!! --> for VirtualBox 1GB is equal to 1GiB)
    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.