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

HCL, Vedam,

18 14394

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

1 3168

Which partitioning tool is available in all distributions?

2 3082

Which file defines all users on your system?

8 6295

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

2 3174

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

2 2751

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

2 4947

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


2 5028

How do you change permissions on a directory of file?

4 3943

How can you view a file?

5 2975

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

3 3488

Where is standard output usually directed?

2 3024

What account is created when you install Linux?

7 9397

Why you shouldn’t use the root login?

2 3228

How big should the swap-space partition be?

7 4171

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