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Week 1

Homeworks are due on Sunday 09-08-2013 by 11:59 pm.


Please read/listen/study the sections 0.0, 1.2, 3.5 of LabSim and then take the corresponding tests.

1- build a bootable USB Flash (min 4GB) from Windows:
First format your USB Flash.
You'll use unetbootin.exe to do this. Input to unetbootin is the .iso file, the output is a bootable Linux on the USB Flash.

the location of the input .iso file is at:

Insert your Flash in the Windows system and format it.

Download the Windows unetbootin.exe file from:

execute unetbootin and select the iso option (the 2nd radio button), browse to the location where you downloaded the .iso file, make sure untbootin has the correct drive letter for your formatted flash (E:, F:, etc.), click on OK and wait for completion.

2- build a multi boot Linux on Flash. Same as above with a difference.
Download YUMI from:

and follow the instructions. You'll need a .iso file for each distro you want to install and have sufficient storage on your USB Flash.

Optional 1:
Take the online test below: csit834-hw-ch01.htm

Optional 2: highly recommended:

google: why use Debian
optional: watch topics of interest related to the above.
using the following two websites select 3 distributions for yourself in order of your preference:

http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html  real good for choosing by function

http://www.tuxs.org/chooser/        another chooser

http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT3269115798.html good article as to how to go about choosing a distro suitable for the person looking for one.


wikipedia: Richard Stallman - just get a feel for the guy and his ideas - don't have to read everything.

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