Linux Filesystems and Devices

By Matthew Pearson

Get ready for the LPIC-2 201-450 exam by learning Linux filesystems, their utilities, and how to use them in conjunction with devices.

2 hours
  • 23 Lessons
  • 5 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Welcome to this course of Linux Filesystems and Devices! This course is designed to cover the various Linux filesystems, their utilities, and how to use them in conjunction with devices. The first section covers how to gain information about filesystems, mounting filesystems, and creating swap space on a Linux host. Afterward, the course moves into the various types of filesystems, what they provide, and the tools used to interact with them. This course’s final portion covers the automatic mounting of filesystems, the filesystems used for CD-ROMs, and other removable media and data encryption using LUKS.

This is a stand-alone course and a learning path to prepare you for the LPIC-2 201-450 exam.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Introduction 4:09

    An Important Note about a Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Course


    Course Introduction


    About the Training Architect

  • Chapter 2 7 Lessons Operating the Linux Filesystem (203.1) 1:27:50

    Displaying Filesystem Mount Information


    Manually Mounting Filesystems


    Automatically Mount Filesystems Using /etc/fstab


    Linux Swap Space


    Understanding Systemd Mount Units


    Creating Swap Space on a Linux System

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Working with Systemd Mount Units

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 8 Lessons Maintaining a Linux Filesystem (203.2) 1:51:07

    Working with ext2, ext3, and ext4 Filesystems (Part 1)


    Working with ext2, ext3, and ext4 Filesystems (Part 2)


    Working with the XFS FileSystem


    Working with the Btrfs Filesystem (Subvolumes and Snapshots)


    The ZFS Filesystem


    smartd and smartctl


    Configure /etc/fstab to Persistently Mount a Filesystem

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating Btrfs Subvolumes and Snapshots

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 4 Lessons Creating and Configuring Filesystem Options (203.3) 58:27

    Automatically Mounting Filesystems (AutoFS)


    CD-ROM Filesystems and Extensions


    Understanding Data Encryption


    Configure AutoFS to Automatically Mount Filesystems

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson Conclusion 2:25

    Next Steps


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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