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Assignment - Introduction / Booting the System

In this assignment you will write the answers to several questions. You will need to create a file in either plain text format or OpenDocument text format. (You may use KOffice and/or OpenOffice.org to create OpenDocument text files.) Name the file in the form lastname_firstname_cit054intro.ext, where ext is txt if your file is plain text, odt if OpenDocument format.

  1. What is your manpath?
  2. Go to /usr/share/man and copy the results of an ls command on that directory. (You may want to explore some of the subdirectories further.)
  3. Write a Linux command to add /usr/local/extra/manpages at the beginning of the current MANPATH variable. (Hint: it will be similar to the top of page 18)

The server that we are using does not have grub as its boot manager. Please disregard the following items.

For your system: If you are using Ubuntu, include a copy of the /etc/default/grub and /boot/grub/grub.cfg files in your answer file.If you are using an older version of grub, include a copy of the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Then answer these questions:

  1. What is the timeout for your boot menu selection?
  2. How many different operating systems do you have to choose from? (hint: look for menuentry lines in grub.cfg)
  3. Which is the default choice? (hint: the menu entries start numbered at zero; see /etc/default/grub)