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Old 07-31-2013, 04:49 AM   #1
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Installation and Description of Linux


Kindly please assist me to understand below stated

Installation of Linux Mint
a. Identification of distribution
b. Description of Disk Partitioning (e.g. partition options, partition size)
c. Identification and description of required device drivers and their source locations
d. Description of setting up administrator and standard user
e. Description of Network set up
f. Identification and description of installation process for one application

2. Testing of Linux system
a. Identification of test plan for system
b. Record of how system performs against test plan
 
Old 07-31-2013, 04:56 AM   #2
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Yep, definitely back to school or exam time again!

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Old 07-31-2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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Hi,

What is this for? Some school project? This seems to be roughly the installation process of a Linux distribution. But what's with all the "Description and Identification" thing?
 
Old 07-31-2013, 05:03 AM   #4
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this is for school project, im new in Linux
 
Old 07-31-2013, 05:04 AM   #5
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Moreover I believe that things mentioned above are extremely easy to find on Google.
Dont me lazy, do it


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Old 07-31-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Kindly please assist me to understand below stated
If this is an official class assignment you need a better teacher
The Below is a mess.. ( in my opinion at least )
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Originally Posted by mimie View Post
Installation of Linux Mint
a. Identification of distribution
Errm, Linux Mint
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimie View Post
b. Description of Disk Partitioning (e.g. partition options, partition size)
What... all of them?
How about we just detail the disk partitioning schema we selected ( or wizard chose for us )
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Originally Posted by mimie View Post
c. Identification and description of required device drivers and their source locations
q/ do we have the full system specifications?

And since source is scattered across the interwebs, it would be a big list
Also Mint is pretty much Automagic for things like that, unless you have some exotic hardware.
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d. Description of setting up administrator and standard user
Ehh?
Describe the procedure for setting up both standard and administrator accounts

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e. Description of Network set up
So angry with how poor this all is..
should be describe procedure for setting up network connectivity.
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f. Identification and description of installation process for one application
I failed to find the "one application"... anywhere.

And does the teacher really want the installation process, or just the installation procedure?

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2. Testing of Linux system
a. Identification of test plan for system
???
*formulate* a test plan
and I bet the teacher can't formulate a _true_ test plan for the Linux Mint installation
For instance, I bet they just login with correct username/password without testing what happens if you use existing username wrong password, none-existing username wrong password, none-existing username valid password, existing none-login user with/without password.. and on and on..
First rule of Test Plan, never assume anything that you didn't test works as it is expected to work. After all that is why we have test plans.

Of course "system" is the keyword here, to me it means Everything!
or is the "Identification" suggesting "multiple guess" from preformed Test Plans?
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b. Record of how system performs against test plan
hmm,
conduct test plan recording observations, assigning level of severity for any failures.


I'm either
not taking this seriously
or
taking it too seriously.

I suppose it is just an exercise to introduce you all to "Linux Mint". But to carry it out properly ( I'm thinking test plan here ) would take a long time..
And overall the 'wording' is inadequate.
 
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