Linux General Interview Questions
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What is the minimum number of partitions you need to install Linux?

HCL, Vedam,

18 10695

Which partitions might you create on mail server HDDs other than the root, swap and boot partitions?

1 2505

Which partitioning tool is available in all distributions?

2 2189

Which file defines all users on your system?

8 4603

Do you know the correct sequence of fields in /etc/passwd file?

2 2354

When you create a new partition, in what terms you need to designate its size

2 2053

What file defines the levels of messages written to system log files?

2 3893

List all the files with ‘.mem’ extension in reverse alphabetical order in a particular directory?


2 4007

How do you change permissions on a directory of file?

4 3161

How can you view a file?

5 2239

Explain the read, write, and execute permissions on a UNIX directory

3 2835

Where is standard output usually directed?

2 2163

What account is created when you install Linux?

7 6113

Why you shouldn’t use the root login?

2 2473

How big should the swap-space partition be?

7 3304

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