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

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18 12853

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

1 2912

Which partitioning tool is available in all distributions?

2 2779

Which file defines all users on your system?

8 5784

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

2 2861

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

2 2487

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

2 4628

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


2 4613

How do you change permissions on a directory of file?

4 3664

How can you view a file?

5 2680

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

3 3237

Where is standard output usually directed?

2 2721

What account is created when you install Linux?

7 8004

Why you shouldn’t use the root login?

2 2987

How big should the swap-space partition be?

7 3820

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