CS615A -- Aspects of System Administration
The objective of this exercise is for you
familiarize yourself with the concepts of
BIOS partitions and regular or extended
partitions on different operating systems.
Boot an EC2 instance of NetBSD, FreeBSD, OmniOS, and Linux.
For each instance:
- Run fdisk(8) and observe the output? How does it
differ between the different OS?
- Create a 1GB volume and attach it to the instances.
Partition that volume into two
different BIOS partitions. Which
tools do you use on each OS?
- Partition the volume into multiple OS
partitions. Then create two different
- Experiment with the different mount
options for the different file system
types. What changes can you make,
when would it make sense to use these
options, what is the performance- or
security impact of using them?