Computer Operating Systems
Urban Voice -- Instructor: Lenny Bailes
Day 7 Agenda
1. Hand in homework
assignments to date:
A+ Ch. 1, questions 1-14
A+ Ch. 1, questions 15-28
A+ Ch. 1, vocab definitions, a-g
A+ Ch. 1, vocab definitions, h-p
A+ Ch 1, vocab definitions, q-z
A+ Ch. 2, questions 1-5
First Look (on Lab_1 handout): fill in answers to four questions on hardware identification
Port identification (Meyers Lab 1.2 on Day 3 agenda sheet): fill in answers in blank spaces
Computer cable disconnect/reconnect (Meyers Lab 1.3 on Day 4 Agenda Sheet)
fill in answers in blank spaces
Removing the Hard Drive (Meyers Lab 8.4 on Day 5 agenda sheet)
fill in answers in blank spaces
Search for & retrieve Asus user manual to identify motherboard architecture (optional)
Building new computers (on Day 6 agenda sheet) fill in answers in blank spaces)
Keep today's assignments (A+ Vocab q-z, Building new computers-day 6, A+ Ch. 2, qs 1-5) at your desks for discussion in class
2. Short quiz (30 min)
3. Discussion of A+ in Depth, chapter 2
Chapter 2 Objectives
In this chapter, you will learn:
- How hardware and software interact
- How system resources help hardware and software communicate ·
- How an OS relates to BIOS, device drivers, and applications ·
- Different ways an OS can launch applications
list of microcomputer operating systems (A+ page 45)
three types of software ___________, _____________, _____________
system resources, four kinds ___________, ______________, __________, __________
computer buses: (the system bus has three components _________, _________, __________)
How do devices & peripherals connect/communicate with the computer?
___________, ________, _________
ISA slots now have ______ data lines
The Address Bus now has _____ data lines.
Each DMA channel uses ___ data lines
lines on the buses (data traces) etched into the motherboard may be used for four purposes:
________, ________, _________, __________
Serial and Parallel ports on a computer use fixed "port addresses" and IRQs to communicate with
their attached devices.|
4. Continue building new computers
Pick up shell computer and parts kit. Your parts kit should originally have had the following:
cable for floppy drive, CD-ROM, and hard disk (we'll use one cable for both cd and hd drive)
Video Adapter Card
Network Interface Card
Today, we will attempt to finish installing cards and drives, boot the computers, and take a preliminary hardware inventory
Pick up necessary screws at front of the lab
(at least two thinner, smaller screws for the hard disk and cd-rom,
medium-sized screws to hold cards in place, thick screws to fasten case cover).
Check jumper settings for drives. Hard drive should be set as master drive. CD-ROM drive should be set as slave drive. (Hold drives carefully, and remember to ground yourself once in awhile by touching the metal case of the computer.
Mount floppy drive, CD-ROM and hard disk in the computer's drive bay,(make sure no chips on the bottoms of the drives are touching the metal surface of the drive bay). Fasten screws and attach ribbon cable and Molex power cables.
Place the video adapter and the network card in appropriate slots and fasten screws.
Make sure the red stripe faces the right way. Be careful not to bend pins on the drives or on the motherboard. Attach the ribbon cables to the floppy controller and Primary IDE Controller on the motherboard. (If you're not sure which one is which, ask for help.)
Attach the molex and mini-molex (berg) power connectors for the CD, hard drive, and floppy driv. Don't force anything.
Plug the power cable into back of the case. Connect the cables for the monitor, mouse, and keyboard and boot the computer.
What signs should you look for to see whether the computer is starting up properly?
T he computer may not recognize or boot from the hard disk. How can you confirm this?
Will the computer boot from the floppy drive with the Windows Startup disk?
If the computer boots to the A prompt, enter the command DIR C:\ to see if a partition has been configured for the hard drive.
If you don't see a C partition, enter the command FDISK and wait for instructions
to determine whether the hard disk is recognized, and how to create a partition, if necessary.
Finish filling in blanks on Day 6 or Day 7 Agenda sheet (they're identical)
Study Meyers Lab 2.1, if you have the manual.
Read FDISK.DOC, instructions for partitioning and formatting a hard disk under DOS/Windows 9.x.
See MCMCSE Study Guide- Processors for more notes on CPUs http://www.mcmcse.com/comptia/aplus/notes/processor.shtml
See Geek.com (http://www.geek.com/procspec/procspec.htm) for a near-complete listing of Intel CPUs.
See Erols com (http://users.erols.com/chare/sockets.htm) and CPU Socket and Slot Criteria for pictures and info about CPUs, sockets, and slots.
On Wednesday, if all goes well, we will finish partitioning and formating the hard drives on the new computers.