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Frequently Asked Questions

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Linux operating system

Question

Answer

How do I tell what the image version/build number is?

To obtain the image version, from the desktop click Applications > System Tools > HP System Information. The dialog box provides system information, including the image version. The image version number is obtained from the file /etc/imageid.

How and where is the Linux image stored in flash memory?

The image is stored in various formats. The boot up process decompresses and loads certain portions of the image in RAM. Some features and aspects of the image are not loaded until they are needed. The image is stored in the following partitions (both are formatted as ext2):

/dev/hda1 - /

/dev/hda2 - /mnt, /root, /home, /media

System Administration

Question

How are users managed?

Answer

A system administrator creates new user accounts and assigns users to groups. The two recommended methods to manage users are:

  • You can install the GNOME-system-tools package and use the Users and Groups application in the Desktop > Administration menu.

  • Standard command-line tools to manage users. Letter case matters when using command line names and option switches.

Question

Answer

How do you configure the system hardware clock?

Set the system hardware clock using the BIOS setup utility:

System Management

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