Week 4 – Filesystems

operating systems and you becoming a power user week 4 answers

Filesystem Types

1. Which of the following is a characteristic of the FAT32 filesystem? Check all that apply.

  • It’s read and write compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux OSes.
  • It supports files up to 8GB in size.
  • It doesn’t support files larger than 4GB.
  • Its filesystem size can’t be larger than 32GB.

2. What’s the difference between a GPT and MBR partition table? Check all that apply.

  • GPT allows you to have volume sizes of 2TBs or greater.
  • MBR only allows you to have volume sizes of 2TBs or less.
  • GPT allows you to have volume sizes larger than 2TBs and a large number of partitions.
  • MBR is the new standard for partition tables.

3. Before you can store files on a hard drive, which of the following has to be done? Check all that apply.

  • Nothing: hard drives can be used to store files out of the box.
  • Partition the disk
  • Format a filesystem.
  • Mount the filesystem.

4. What is the name of the tool that ships with Windows and lets you partition a disk and format a file system?

  • NTFS
  • The Disk Management Utility
  • Allocation Unit Size
  • Volume label:

5. What does Windows OS use to provide the physical memory available in the computer to applications running on the computer?

  • GUID
  • Virtual memory
  • NTFS
  • Disk partitioning

6. What’s the PowerShell commandlet you can use to extract and compress archives right from the command line?

  • The second partition of the second hard drive detected on the system
  • The second B hard drive
  • The first hard drive that was detected on the system
  • The first partition of the second hard drive detected on the system

7. Which of the following commands in Windows will create a symbolic link called "cauliflower" to a file named "broccoli.txt?"

  • mklink cauliflower broccoli.txt
  • mklink /H cauliflower broccoli.txt
  • mklink broccoli.txt cauliflower

8. If you want to automatically mount a filesystem on computer startup, what file do you have to modify?

  • /etc/group
  • /dev/sda
  • /etc/fstab
  • /etc/sudoers

9. In Linux, what's the difference between a hardlink and a symlink (Symbolic Link)? Check all that apply.

  • If you change the original name of the file, a hard link will still work.
  • A symlink adds an entry to the MFT that points to the linked file number instead of the name of the file.
  • A hardlink points to a linked file number.
  • A symlink points to a filename.

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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