CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Installation and Package Management

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Linux installation and configuration is a multi-step process allowing customization based on requirements at almost every stage. In this course, you will learn about some of that customization and some basic patterns of how to do an initial install. You will learn about hard drive partitioning, boot managers, software repositories and the tools necessary to maintain, update, and install software on different Linux distributions. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103.

Target Audience

Individuals who may have to install Linux on servers or virtual machines and who want to know the basics for configuring the initial system and be able to install software from repositories



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Allocating Filesystems and Swap Space

  • describe how to assign filesystems to separate partitions or disks
  • Customizing the Partition Layout

  • configure partitions based on the intended use of the system
  • The /boot Partition

  • specify the boot requirements that must be met for the /boot partition
  • Introduction to LVM

  • describe the basic features of the Logical Volume Manager or LVM
  • Configuring Alternative Boot Locations

  • configure the boot loader to use alternate boot locations
  • Install and Configure the GRUB Legacy Boot Loader

  • configure and install the GRUB (legacy) boot loader
  • Configuring GRUB 2

  • configure the GRUB 2 boot loader
  • Working with the Boot Loader

  • use GRUB tools to interact with the boot loader
  • Identifying Shared Libraries

  • describe and identify shared library files
  • Shared Library Locations

  • specify the typical locations of system libraries and use the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to set alternate locations
  • Loading Shared Libraries

  • use Linux shared library tools to configure shared libraries and verify which are loaded
  • Managing Packages Using Aptitude

  • use aptitude to install, upgrade, and uninstall packages
  • Managing Packages Using dpkg

  • use dpkg to install, upgrade, and uninstall packages
  • Finding Packages

  • describe how to find packages containing specific file names or libraries
  • Obtaining Package Information

  • use tools to obtain information and installation details about a package
  • Managing Packages Using RPM

  • use RPM to install, re-install, upgrade, and remove packages
  • Managing Using YUM

  • use YUM to install, re-install, upgrade, and remove packages
  • Obtaining RPM Package Information

  • describe how to obtain information and installation details on RPM packages
  • Determining Package Contents

  • use tools to obtain a list of files that a package contains and find packages a file came from
  • Exercise: Managing Installation and Packages