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UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
COURSEWORK SUBMISSION FORM
Student/Centre to complete:
SURNAME/FAMILY NAME: …………………………… FORENAMES:
BOLTON STUDENT ID: ……………………….. EMAIL:
DATE OF SUBMISSION: ………………………
MODULE NO./TITLE:…CPU4004 Computer Platforms……………………
TUTOR’S NAME: Abdul Razak…………………………………
COURSEWORK TITLE: …Dual boot on Virtual Machine.
Please state if this is your FIRST submission OR REFERRED/DEFERRED submission OR a REPEAT submission?
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Declaration
I hereby declare that this work is my own work. I understand that if I am suspected of plagiarism or another form of cheating, my work be referred to Academic Registrar and/or the Board of Examiners, which may result in me being expelled from the programme. I understand once I submit this work, it will automatically belong to the University of Bolton.
Academic staff to complete:
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Date Issued ……13th April 2015……. Hand-In Date:…15th May 2014..………
Other Relevant Date e.g. Demonstration …………………………………………… Received: On Time ? Late ? (within 5 days of published deadline date)
Mark awarded: …….%Do not apply mark penalty unless the work was submitted late.
Assessors Name: ……Abdul Razak…… Signature:.....................................................
Date:………………………….
Degree Conversions A: 70-100% B: 60-69% C: 50-59% D: 40-49% F: 0-39%
HND Conversions Pass: 40-49% Merit: 50-66% Distinction: 67-100%
Learning Outcomes:
LO1. Explain the role of the internal components of a computer.
LO2. Discuss the merits of different types of computer system and their suitability for their roles.
LO3. Understand the role of computer operating systems in the management of computers and networks.
LO4. Analyse the impact of design choices for computer systems on the system performance .
Assignment:
Using virtual machine technology to create a working dual boot system.
HE4 – Assessment is set appropriate to level HE4.
Grading
A percentage mark will be provided as feedback. Grading is as follows:
A: 70-100%
B: 60-69%
C: 50-59%
D: 40-49%
Marginal fail: 35-39%
Marks below 35% will be classed as fail.
Assignment – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Aims.
The aim of this assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of the topics covered in the Computer Platforms module, specifically including
• Plan the configuration of various options and evaluate the features and facilities of operating systems.
• Demonstrate the installation and configuration of an operating system and investigate and research into related topics
• Install, configure and build an operating system kernel and compile applications.
• Discuss requirements for various systems in a number of different circumstances
Key dates:
Issue date: 13 April 2015
Submission date: Report submission Friday 15th May 2015
You will be required to demonstrate your installation to your module tutor before the report submission date.
The written report submitted via the turnitin link on Moodle no later than 16:30 on Friday 15th May 2015.
Assessments that are not demonstrated to the tutor through none attendance will be awarded a zero mark
Background
One of the tasks of any systems administrator and network manager is the installation, configuration and management of a number of operating systems and services for use in distributed network environments. A large proportion of this work is often trouble-shooting the OS, with a large proportion of time sat in front of the command prompt.
For this assignment you will be required to perform a number of operating system instillations, using virtual machine technology, and provide evidence that you have undertaken this instillation through the use of screen shots. Additionally there will be a written report where you will be required to discuss a number of underlying principles of the operating system.
Module assessments
The work for all elements of module mark are marked out of 100 and weighted accordingly.
The work for this assignment will be a carried out as an individual project will form 50% of the final module result. This will be marked out of 100 and weighted accordingly.
Please do not just use web pages as sources of information – there are many excellent text books that are more likely to provide information that is technically accurate. Besides it shows greater reading around your subject.
To pass the module a mark of 40% must be obtained in each of the assessment elements (the second assessment element will be an unseen examination). The overall module grade is calculated from the average of the two assessments in accordance with the weightings and the university’s marking guidelines. To be graded for a basic pass you must have a dual booted virtual machine with Gentoo and Windows XP as well as a basic report – anything less will be deemed as a fail (see the guideline marking criteria below).
Assignment Detail
For this assignment you may find the following software useful:
Windows 7 (pro) 32-bit iso (available via Dreamspark)
Windows XP 32-bit iso (available on the computers in C2-17 lab.) Gentoo Linux install x86 (read the install guide carefully Here)
There is a significant practical task required to be undertaken as part of the assignment:
• Create a dual boot host using Microsoft Windows XP and Gentoo Linux Operating systems
Please use the following passwords and usernames for all operating systems
Standard user:
Username: platforms, Password: ar5_cpu
Root or administrator password: superuser
Dual Boot
You should create a virtual Machine called studenID-cpu4004-2k14 (where studentID is your Bolton username) with 2 virtual hard disks of sizes 10Gb each. The machine should have the minimum of 512 Mb RAM, be set up for host only networking with the hard disks dynamically allocated.
Each operating system must be successfully installed to the following requirements:
1) XP is installed onto a single drive using all available space.
2) Gentoo is to be installed on the second disk.
3) If possible an implementation of LVM within the Gentoo Host
4) There is to be a third small partition, no more than 250MB that can be accessed by both operating systems
5) On the 250MB partition you are to place a directory Labelled with your student ID which contains a copy of your final report (ensure that the directory will fit onto the partition).
Screen shots of the operating system installation process will be required to provide support to your process.
Report Content:
You are a systems administrator for a small company that have just employed a new member of staff who needs a basic desktop machine for word-processing tasks. You have also had a failure on one of the servers that runs the company’s busy e-commerce platform and that needs replacing with a high specification server class machine.
You have been tasked with sourcing, pricing and detailing the hardware specification and Operating Systems for the two computer systems.
Because the Managing Director of your company is technically illiterate he is going to need you to:
Explain the specifications of each piece of equipment that you have
• What are the differences between the specifications required for each host.
• Why you have chosen the hardware that you have chosen.
• What operating system you would choose for each of the hosts and why.
You have a very tight budget for each of the systems:
For the Desktop host you have only £250 and for the server class box you have £1500.
The components must be sourced from Scan Computers
(www.scan.co.uk)
Additional Requirements related to the practical.
Included in the report there should also be Screen Shots showing the following
• Screen shot showing Information on the partition schemes used for your install. (For both OS’s)
• Screen shot of GRUB2 showing the operating systems that can be booted into
Your Screen shots should be used in your report in the main body and additional added as Appendix A.
Additionally all reports should contain just after the contents page and before the Introduction/abstract
• A statement that your work is your own and no part of it is copied from that of another student
• A self-assessment section indicating the grade you consider you should be awarded; please state your reasons. Base this on the marking scheme shown below and the general marking criteria.
Report Requirements
This report element of the assignment will discuss the elements of the required Hardware in relation to the brief and the budget. This is to be a technical report of a minimum of 1500 words that is fully referenced using the Harvard referencing and follow the appropriate report structure. PLEASE NOTE: This is
NOT and essay and is expected to use the report template provided on Moodle.
Marking guidelines For Technical/Scientific Report
Grade D (40-49 - Honours 3rd Class)
• A working dual booted operating system that meets the technical requirements stated above.
• A very basic discussion of the elements required for the report
• A basic report layout with contents page, Some evidence of referencing and appropriate appendices
• Some graphical evidence provided
Grade C (50-59 - Honours 2.2)
• As for grade D.
• Demonstration of a correctly mounted file system where each of the hosts can access the 250Mb Drive
• Expanded discussion of the topics with fairly clear comparisons and basic discussions usage and implementation.
• A more in depth discussion of the hardware chosen.
• Better use of Graphical data and tables.
Grade B (60-69 - Honours 2.1)
• As for grade C.
• Manually compiled and installed kernel rather than the use of Gen Kernel
• Detailed and comparative view of the hardware chosen with good technical detail and clear comparisons.
• Good use of well labelled graphical elements and tables etc. in order to strengthen your findings.
• A very well laid out report with title and contents page chapters and sub sections and very good use of referencing either Harvard or Numerical.
Grade A (70-100 - Honours 1st class)
• As for grade B.
• A working dual booted operating system that meets the technical requirements stated above and incorporates LVM.
• Excellent technical comparisons of the hardware, their implementations and recommendations for appropriate usage of the various elements.
• Significant discussions, documentation and justification of the operating system chosen for the task and the choice of operating system
• Extended use of graphical data to demonstrate your findings including tables, graphs, figures and charts where appropriate.
• All the elements of a report as required by the university, Title, contents page, Chapters with sub sections, correctly labelled tables and figures, relevant use of appendices and correct use of either Harvard or Numerical referencing.
Please note that these are only to be used as a guide and are not indicative. They will be used in conjunction with the General Marking Criteria as shown above
Please refer to further Submission requirements below
Submission Requirements
A Demonstration of your system will take place in your timetabled classes during the week of submission (week commencing 11th May 2015). You must attend the correct timetabled classes. None-attendance and failure to demonstrate the system will result in a zero mark being awarded for the practical.
Written reports:
A word Processed paper report submitted via Turnitin no later than the stated deadline
If you have any questions for this assignment or module please contact your module tutor.