During the courses, students will:
Because Linux provides complete transparency, it is the system of choice for most of our needs. A special Linux distribution has been built for this course, and will serve as our primary platform. Comparisons with other platforms will be made as necessary.
While many examples will appear in the notes, not everything you need to do will be given there. You are expected to understand each entry and its purpose, and be able to use it (or variations on it) in different contexts for the remainder of the course.Additional references include:
These and many more are hosted at linux265.rwc.uc.edu, and at the Linux Documentation Project.
In addition, the following links may be useful:
Attendance will be taken at the start of each class period. If you are not present when it is taken, it counts as a missed class.
Students who miss class are responsible for making up the work missed.
If this minimum requirement is not met, the withdrawal grade will be WX.
The last day to withdraw from any class is March 20. Withdrawals after that date must be signed by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
You are expected to read each week's notes critically, before we cover the material in class.
Here is a calender for your convenience (breaks and holidays have been marked with asterisks):
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The remainder of your grade will be based on the final exam. You will have 2 hours to solve the 11 problems which you will find in the file /root/final.txt. Each problem is based on one of the lab exercises, and is worth 4 points.
Cell phones may not be used during the exam.You may use your computer, and the course web site, but no access to the Internet is allowed. You will edit the final.txt file to include each answer after the question; all answers must include in exact detail all commands that you would use to answer the question. At the end of the exam, I will upload those files and evaluate your solutions on the following scale:
Grades will be assigned on the following scale:
90 to 100 points = an APlus or minus grades will not be given.
80 to 89 points = a B
70 to 79 points = a C
60 to 69 points = A D
0 to 59 points = an F
If you in any way damage the disk partitions (or the partition table) on your PC which are assigned to other classes through a careless or malicious act, you will be summarily withdrawn from the class. If the act was intentional, or if you are caught attempting to cheat on the final, expulsion proceedings may be initiated against you.
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