10. What component of a disk tells the OS how the disk is partitioned?

  • The partition table
  • The swap table
  • The master partition list
  • The filesystems grid

11. Which of the following are partition table schemes? Select all that apply.

  • Master Boot Record (MBR)
  • New Technology Files System (NTFS)
  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • GUID Partition Table (GPT)

12. When partitioning a disk and formatting a filesystem, what happens if you enable compression? Select all that apply.

  • The computer’s processor will need to do less work.
  • Files and folders will take up less space on the disk.
  • The formatting process will complete in less time.
  • Files will need to be expanded when you open them.

13. In Linux, what happens when you enter the command sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1?

  • You rename the selected disk.
  • You specify the file system format for a partition on the selected disk.
  • You mount a partition on the selected disk.
  • You specify a partition table type for the selected disk.

14. Fill in the blank: Virtual memory dedicates an area of the hard drive to use a storage base for blocks of data called _____.

  • RAM
  • base storage
  • databases
  • pages

15. In Linux, when running parted in interactive mode, what happens when you enter the command mkpart primary linux-swap 5GiB 100%? Select all that apply.

  • You enable swap on the selected device.
  • You mount a swap partition.
  • You create a new disk partition.
  • You format a disk partition for swap space.

16. What file attributes are stored in the Master File Table (MFT)? Select all that apply.

  • Language used in the file data
  • File creation time stamps
  • Whether or not a file is read-only
  • File data locations

17. What is the Linux equivalent to symbolic links Windows?

  • inodes
  • hardlinks
  • softlinks
  • filenames

18. Which features of Windows NTFS filesystem help minimize file corruption?

  • The NTFS log journaling process
  • The fsutil self-healing utility
  • The chkdsk /F command
  • The fsck command

19. What might occur if you were to run fsck on a mounted partition?

  • It could damage the file system.
  • It may change the files on the partition to read-only.
  • It might rename the partition.
  • It will repair the partition 100% of the time.

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20. Disk partitions can be used for which of the following purposes? Select all that apply.

  • To create volumes
  • To be able to select from two different operating systems at boot up
  • To use different file systems on the same hard drive
  • To expand the storage space on a hard drive

21. What is the maximum volume size for an MBR partition?

  • One terabyte.
  • 1024 megabytes.
  • Two terabytes.
  • Two gigabytes.

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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