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

HCL, Vedam,

18 14550

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

1 3194

Which partitioning tool is available in all distributions?

2 3115

Which file defines all users on your system?

8 6354

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

2 3210

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

2 2786

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

2 4979

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


2 5072

How do you change permissions on a directory of file?

4 3977

How can you view a file?

5 3016

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

3 3524

Where is standard output usually directed?

2 3054

What account is created when you install Linux?

7 9526

Why you shouldn’t use the root login?

2 3263

How big should the swap-space partition be?

7 4220

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