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IT 4100: File Systems


Due according to date on Canvas


The following should be done on the 10G machine that you created in an earlier assignment. (If you don’t have any free space within your extended partition, you could follow this video to perhaps fix it.

Create Partitions

Create a directory named /mounts. You will mount all the directories below under this directory.

Create 5 x 100 MB ext4 partitions as described below:

Mount Partitions

Put entries in /etc/fstab so that these directories will automatically be mounted at boot time. Make sure it actually works. Just use the default options for each.

Exercise the file systems

Be sure that your file systems are all correctly mounted before proceeding.

Be sure NOT to run these tests in your root file system.

Download the following utilities here

Understanding file systems

Submission File Format

This assignment has an additional submission requirement of submitting the charts described above in PDF format.

The submission file is a UNIX text file, and must have this format, exactly!

The file must be named fs_info.txt.

ip:        ip_address_of_your_file_system_machine

For example, my file would look like this:


Submission and Passoff

Last Updated 01/19/2021