Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Implementing Different Boot Methods and Types of Operating System Installation Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Learn About Boot Methods
  • Exercise 2 - Perform a Clean Install

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Set up a Boot Device
  • Perform a Clean Install
  • Create a Recovery partition
  • Prepare for an Unattended Installation

Exam Objective

The following exam objective is covered in this lab:

  • 1.3 Summarize general OS installation considerations

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Learn About Boot Methods

Booting is the process of powering on the computer and starting the operating system. An operating system is a program, which makes the application programs and the computer hardware work together. The most usual place where you will install an operating system is a hard drive. However, you can also boot a computer with an operating system that runs on a USB drive. You can install an operating system using a hard drive, optical disk, USB drive, or PXE. During the boot process, the device containing the operating system program is loaded in the RAM or computer’s main memory and executed. After execution, the operating system becomes functional and takes over control of the machine.

In this exercise, you will learn about the boot methods.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Set up a Boot Device

Exercise 2 - Perform a Clean Install

An operating system can be installed using multiple methods. Some of these methods are listed below:

  • Unattended installation
  • In-place upgrade
  • Clean install
  • Repair installation
  • Multiboot
  • Remote network installation
  • Image deployment
  • Recovery partition
  • Restore/Refresh

For all the methods listed above, the actual process of installation remains the same. Only the choice of boot device differs. In this exercise, you will perform a clean install.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Perform a Clean Install
  • Create a Recovery partition
  • Prepare for an Unattended Installation

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