Updated: 2014-11-23 13:53 EST

1 Due Date and Deliverables

Do not print this assignment on paper!

WARNING: Some inattentive students upload Assignment #10 into the Assignment #9 upload area. Don’t make that mistake! Be exact.

2 Purpose of this Assignment

Do not print this assignment on paper! On paper, you cannot follow any of the hyperlink URLs that lead you to hints and course notes relevant to answering a question.

  1. Install a server-style (no GUI) machine using instructions in CentOS Install and Configure.

Remember to READ ALL THE WORDS to work effectively and not waste time.

3 Introduction and Overview

This is an overview of how you are expected to complete this assignment. Read all the words before you start working.

For full marks, follow these directions exactly.

  1. Complete the readings in your weekly Class Notes.
  2. Complete the Tasks listed below, in order.
  3. Verify your own work before running the Checking Program.
  4. Run the Checking Program to help you find errors.
  5. Submit the output of the Checking Program to Blackboard before the due date.
  6. READ ALL THE WORDS to work effectively and not waste time.

3.1 Save your work

You will create some minimal file system structure in your HOME directory on the CLS.

Most work will involve changes in your own Linux Virtual Machine running Centos 6.6. You can use the Checking Program to check your work as you do the CentOS Install and Configure. You can check your work with the Checking Program as often as you like before you submit your final mark.

When you are finished, leave the files and directories in place on both the CLS and your own CentOS Virtual Machine as part of your deliverables. Do not delete any assignment work until after the term is over! Assignments may be re-marked at any time on the CLS; you must have your term work available on the CLS right until term end.

3.2 Searching the course notes on the CLS

All course notes are available on the Internet and also on the CLS. You can learn about how to read and search these CLS files using the command line on the CLS under the heading Copies of the CST8207 course notes near the bottom of the page Course Linux Server.

4 Tasks

4.1 Set Up – The Base Directory on the CLS

  1. Do a Remote Login to the Course Linux Server (CLS) from any existing computer, using the host name appropriate for whether you are on-campus or off-campus.

  2. Make the CLS directory ~/CST8207-14F/Assignments/assignment10 that will be the CLS base directory for this assignment. (You will also create a similar CentOS base directory.)

4.2 Install CentOS 6.6 in a Virtual Machine

  1. Do the CentOS Install and Configure.
    • Make sure it passes the checks for disk sizes and package counts.
    • Do not install any packages other than the ones specified. (You don’t get to install your favourite packages on company servers; you only install the approved set.)

As you work on the CentOS installation, you can download to CentOS and run the Checking Program to check your work.

4.3 When you are done

That is all the tasks you need to do.

Submit your mark from the CLS following the Checking Program instructions below.

Optional: Keeping your main configuration snapshots, remove any intermediate snapshots you no longer require, to free up disk space. - Be careful not to remove your current work!

5 Checking, Marking, and Submitting your Work

See CentOS: Remote Checking, Marking, and Submitting your Work.

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