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Overview of Linux: CentOS and Ubuntu

In this hands-on lab, you will be provided with 2 Linux instances: 1 is CentOS, and 1 is Ubuntu. You will be installing software on both of these servers and will be testing if the software was properly installed and works.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 25, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log In to the Provided Servers, and Ensure They Are Ready

    You have been provided with 2 servers: 1 CentOS and 1 Ubuntu. Log in to the servers as cloud_user with the provided passwords.

  2. Challenge

    On Both Linux Servers, Install the Program Called ELinks

    Using whatever command is required, your task is to install the program called ELinks on each of the provided Linux servers.

    Since 1 server is CentOS and 1 server is Ubuntu, the commands required for this installation will be different on each.

    Note: It may take a few minutes after the lab has started before the servers are ready. If you are unable to log in, please wait a couple of minutes and try again.

  3. Challenge

    Create a Text File with Sample Data Inside, and Use the ELinks Program to Display It on Each of the Linux Servers

    Using the appropriate command or an editor, add some sample text to the file called test.txt. This file should be created on both of the servers.

    You can use the same text in each, or you can use different text. The task is to check that the ELinks program has been installed and is working by having it display the contents of the file.

    The command to test that ELinks is working is: elinks test.txt.

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