This chapter introduces many new terms that you must know well enough to match to a description if they were to appear on the exam. Know the terms I've provided in the "Key Terms" section at the end of this chapter.
Understand what a device driver is and the various device driver names. They are rather difficult to remember, but keep going over them until you can describe them from memory. Many questions on the exam refer to the various types of device names.
Practice all the commands and step by steps until you can describe and perform them from memory. The best way to memorize them is to practice them repeatedly on a Solaris system.
As with every chapter of this book, you'll need a Solaris 10 system on which to practice. Practice every step-by-step example that is presented until you can perform the steps from memory. Also, as you practice creating file systems, you'll need some unused disk space with which to practice. I recommend an empty, secondary disk drive for this purpose.
Familiarize yourself with the various types of file systems described in this chapter, but specifically, pay close attention to the UFS type and UFS parameters. Most questions on the exam revolve around the UFS. In addition, make sure you understand the Solaris Volume Manager. You don't need to know how to use itjust understand what it does and why you would use it.
Make sure that you practice disk slicing. Understand how to create and delete disk slices and pay close attention to the limitations inherent with standard disk slices. Practice partitioning a disk using the format utility and SMC GUI tools until you have the process memorized.
Finally, understand how to mount and unmount a file system as well as how to configure the /etc/vfstab file. Make sure that you understand all of the commands described in this chapter that are used to manage and display information about file systems, such as df, fsck, and prtvtoc.