Junior Level LPIC-1 Exam 101: Linux Installation

Administrators who are rolling out and supporting Linux in the enterprise; individuals seeking internationally recognized, distribution-neutral Linux certification


Expected Duration
90 minutes

Before an installation of a Linux operating system can take place, decisions regarding the design and layout of hard disks need to be made. These decisions take into account a number of factors, including the physical hardware available and how the system will be used. This course discusses the factors that go into the design of a hard disk, including the partitioning and how to choose the correct bootloader. This course is part of a series that prepares the learner for CompTIA Linux+ exam LX0-101 and Linux Professional Institute (LPI) LPIC-1 Junior Level Administrator exam 101.


Hard Disk Layouts and Linux

  • describe the purpose of partitioning in Linux systems
  • describe the considerations involved in disk partitioning in Linux
  • describe the key characteristics of Logical Volume Manager
  • distinguish between partitioning systems
  • propose a partition definition method for a given scenario
  • describe how to tailor a disk layout to a system
  • Boot Managers

  • install a boot loader in a given scenario
  • select the GRUB command to use in the configuration file for a given scenario
  • recognize the configuration processes for different GRUB versions
  • describe the options available for interacting with GRUB at boot time
  • install and configure GRUB Legacy in a given scenario
  • recognize how to interact with GRUB versions




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