Before installing Ubuntu, gain an understanding of the file systems and options available to you. Learn what disk formats and filesystems are.
- [Voiceover] Before we install Linux let's take a moment…to explore the different kinds of file systems…that will be available for us…when we go to configure storage for our system.…The file system is the most abstract high level view…of how data storage works.…Hard drives, whether they're spinning disks, or flash,…or SSD memory, are really just a big field of spaces…that can represent a zero or a one in binary.…It's not easy for humans to use that directly.…Sure, you can set some of the areas to represent a file,…but how do you tell a computer where to find that…information again, amongst billions or trillions…of possible locations.…
If you have two pieces of data,…how does the computer tell them apart?…That's where file systems come in.…A file system is a way of organizing data and information…about that data on a storage device,…in order to be able to retrieve it later, when it's needed.…The most basic kind of file system is made up of a table…of file names, and the location on a storage device…where those files can be found.…
- Exploring filesystems
- Installing Linux on a physical or virtual machine
- Working with files, directories, and links
- Finding files
- Handling input/output redirection
- Comparing text files and non-text files
- Compressing and decompressing files
- Configuring file permissions
- Managing the root account
- Accessing the command line remotely
- Transferring files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Install and Log Into Ubuntu
System documentation11m 21s
2. Working with Files in the Terminal
3. Security and Administration
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.