Stevens Institute of Technology - Department of Computer Science

CS615 Pre-Lecture Questionnaire - 03

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What is the difference between a BIOS partition and an operating system partition?

How does a server boot up? After powering on a server, what happens next?

Why are the primary and secondary boot loaders?

When creating a file system, what (if any) aspects or properties are fixed?

Is there a way to grow or shrink a file system? Think about how that would be implemented.