Installation of windows 10, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus as antivirus software, Apache OpenOffice as office package and VeraCrypt as utility software. Also, Installation of Linux mint mate, google chrome and Testing, Solution in Virtual Box.

Task_1 – Windows Installation

1.    Installation of Windows

a.     Identification of key stages in the installation.

Firstly, we need an Oracle VirtualBox Manager to install windows 10. Oracle VirtualBox Manager was downloaded from virtualbox.org and Windows 10 ISO file was downloaded from (Microsoft, 2018).

Key stages in the installation are as follow:

  • While opening Oracle VirtualBox I clicked in new and then named my Operating system as Roshan Windows 10 selecting type as Microsoft Windows and Version as Windows 7 (64-bit).
  • Clicking Next brought me to allocate memory size as image given below. I gave approximate 1.5 GB and clicked on next.
  • Selecting Create a virtual hard disk now I clicked on Create. I then selected VDI in Hard disk file type and clicked on next. On next Dynamically allocated Storage on physical hard disk was selected.
  • Clicking next File size was taken 50 GB as shown in below image.
  •  Now going into setting of Roshan Windows 10 and Clicking on Enable Network Adaptor as host only adaptor on Adaptor 2 of Network panel.
  • Locating the windows 10 ISO file in storage panel and then clicking okay. Clicking on start this new windows prompts.
  • Clicking on Install now Windows installation begins.
  • Accepting Terms and condition, I then gave partition of whole 50 GB storage as primary and clicked on next. And I went through custom upgrade which allowed me to install windows.
  • After choosing custom OS installation. Then Windows installation begins.
  • After the installation I chose use express settings and installation easily completes. It says to enter the pc name, I named as Roshan Sah.

After several minute home page of windows 10 displays with desktop view. Username also can be displayed in settings app.

b.     Identification and description of required device drivers and their source locations.

Drivers are important for computers parts to run due to its links between computer hardware and software. Network Interface card, Sound Card, Graphic card, Card Reader, etc. are some of important drivers. It provides instruction to the different chips. This is a picture of installed drivers.

We can also find driver source location in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

c.     Identification and description of unresolved issues – especially missing device drivers.

After installation mouse cursor was not functioning well and also, I found USB Root Hub disabled. I checked for driver update and enabled USB Root Hub. Everything seems to be working then after.

2.    Installation of antivirus software

a.     Identification of product used.

For installation of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus, setup file was downloaded from (Zonealarm, 2018). To install setup file, we need an internet access. It is easy to use software and has more powerful tools.

b.     Identification and description of key stages in installation.

Key stage of installing ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus are:

After clicking on finish, the installation is done. Here is the image of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus.

d.     Identification and description of problems and unresolved issues.

While installing the ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antiviruses there was no problem at all since it was quite easy setup. First of all, I make sure that my computer has access to internet and setup was for 64-bit operating system.

e.     Outline of the update process for the antivirus software.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus had already updated to newest version. I also checked for updates to make sure that I had latest antiviruses.

3.    Installation of office software

a.      Identification of product used.

For the installation of Apache OpenOffice setup file is required. I have downloaded Apache OpenOffice from (OpenOffice, 2018). Its User Interface is easier to use.

b.     Identification and description of key stages in installation.

Key stage of installing ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus are:

  • Give internet access and run setup file.
  • Click on Quick Install
  • Click in Agree to Terms and condition and then ZoneAlarm free firewall antivirus will start downloading.
  • After downloads begins this below image will appear.
  • After download completes you can also provide email id to receive product updates or Click on finish.
  • After clicking on finish, the installation is done. Here is the image of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus.

d.     Identification and description of problems and unresolved issues.

While installing the ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antiviruses there was no problem at all since it was quite easy setup. First of all, I make sure that my computer has access to internet and setup was for 64-bit operating system.

e.     Outline of the update process for the antivirus software.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus had already updated to newest version. I also checked for updates to make sure that I had latest antiviruses.

3.    Installation of office software

a.      Identification of product used.

For the installation of Apache OpenOffice setup file is required. I have downloaded Apache OpenOffice from (OpenOffice, 2018). Its User Interface is easier to use.

b. Identification and description of key stages in installation.

  • Downloaded Apache OpenOffice and run the setup.
  • Clicked on next then on install as shown in image below.
  • Give the username.
  • Clicked next as typical setup type again click on install.

After clicking on finish, the installation is done. Here is the image of Apache OpenOffice.

 

c.     Identification and description of problems and unresolved issues.

Apache OpenOffice is easy to install I didn’t find any error while installing it. To prevent errors, I firstly checked weather the setup file is for 32bit or 64bit operating system and waited till download completed without any error.

4.    Installation of free utility

a.     Identification of utility, outline of what it does and reason why you chose this

VeraCrypt is free utility software which help to manage and analyze the computer. VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software. VeraCrypt is used to Create a virtual encrypt disk within a file and mounts it as an original disk. Encrypts whole partition or storages device like usb flash drive.

b.     Identification and description of key stages in installation.

We need setup file for installation. VeraCrypt was downloaded from (Veracrypt, 2018).

               Key stages of Installing VeraCrypt are as follow:

  • Run setup file and click yes.
  • Choose language as English. Click on next.
  • Accept the license terms and click on next.
  • Select install and click on next.
  • After clicking next installation begins and below image will appear after successfully installed.
  • Click on ok then on finish. To get tutorial click on yes else on no.

d.     Identification and description of key stages in installation.

While running program I didn’t found any error. It is quite interesting software. Before installing make sure to check system requirement to run program properly.

Task 2 – Linux Installation

1.     Installation of Linux

a.     Installation of Linux

Linux is an open source operating system. For Linux installation I’ve choose Linux Mint Mate.

b.     Description of disk partitioning (e.g. partition options, partition size).

For Linux partitioning, I allocated 63 GB. Partition option and partition size are:

  • Partition 1: /boot

I gave 1GB spaces for booting system which stores kernel image and bootloader Configuration.

  • Partition 2: /home

I gave approx. 10GB spaces for installation file where home directories stores.

  • Partition 3:  /tmp

I gave 5GB spaces for storing temporary file of software and application.

  • Partition 4: /usr

 I gave approx. 6GB for user documentation, binaries of executables and the kernel sources.

  • Partition 5: /var

 I gave 1GB spaces to perform tasks and store error logs.

  • Partition 6: swap area

 I gave 4GB spaces to provide over flow when RAM memory fills up completely.

  • Partition 7: /

 I gave remaining storage to store primary files which runs the system.

c.     Identification and description of required device drivers and their source

locations.

  • In Linux Mint Mate I used lspci code in terminal to show drivers details
  • For driver lists and details in Linux mint mate I used modinfo pata_acpi code.

 I used lsmod code to shows which loadable kernel modules are currently loaded.

d.     Description of setting up administrator and standard user.

  • Administrator User:

Default user which is created while installation of Linux mint mate is known as administrator user. It is also known as primary or main user.

  • Standard User:

Standard User can be created under menu. Click on control panel, open users and group and click on add new. Then fill form and click on add. Then this image will appear in lock screen.

e.     Description of network set-up

To access the internet, we need to setup network. Under the menu go to control center. Click on network connection and go to setting and give IPV4 address, netmask and gateway. Then click on save.

f.       Identification and description of installation process for one application.

  • Open Terminal. Download google signed key and install it using code “wget -q -O – https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add –“ (ITZGEEK, 2018)
  • Setup chrome repos using code “echo “deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list”
    • Update repos using “code sudo apt update”
    • Now install stable chrome by using code “sudo apt install -y google-chrome-stable”
    • Now you can find google chrome under menus.

2.    Testing of Linux system

a.     Identification of test plan for system.

Test plan is required to know weather computer system is working or not like installation, booting, etc.  It helps to know that the part of system is working properly or not. It helps user to test the Linux system.

  • Users Config.:

In installation of Linux mint mate, user was available and also creating a user and partitioning of drive was done easily but user setting and network config. were unable to test, the process took about 40 minutes.

  • Network:

The connection of internet wasn’t working so I changed gateway and assigned its address.

  • Device and peripheral:

I was able to watch movies, listen music’s. The usb port was recognized and later file were shared. Devices worked well as well as peripherals.

  • System tool:

The Graphical User Interface tools must run properly but it wasn’t operating well so I downloaded extended tools for GUI to make it operate properly. After installing extended tools, I could manually do the partition.

  • Hardware’s installations:

In hardware installation, all the files and drivers were installed. Apps were installed and displayed well.

b.     Record of how system performs against test plan.

TestRequired ResultOutputResult AnalysisMeasure Taken
Users ConfigUser was created.User named as Roshan Sah.Administration user was created No measure taken. Work done successfully.
NetworkInternet access should be required.Network was possible in automatic setting.Network access was possible.No measure taken network. Internet access was possible.
Device and peripheralDevice and peripheral should be work properly.Mouse cursor did not work.Driver was updated.Driver was updated and mouse cursor started working.
System toolDrivers should run properly.Mouse was not working.Driver were checked if it has latest version.All drivers worked properly.
Hardware’s installationsProper partitioning should run system properly.System ran smoothly.Installation of Linux mint mate was done properly.No measure taken. It worked successfully.

 

Task 3 –   Faulty PCs

While running the system we counter so many problems then we call it Faulty PC.

Some of the Faulty PC are as follow:

1.    Mouse not working

  • Identification: While moving mouse, cursor didn’t move.
  • Cause: Driver was disabled.
  • Solution: Enabled the driver.
  • Remedy: Mouse cursor started working.

2.    Sound not working

  • Identification: while watching movies sound not working.
  • Cause: The speaker doesn’t work or maybe driver problem.
  • Solution: updated sound driver.
  •  Remedy: worked properly, I completed movie.

3.    Network not working

  • Identification: Network cannot be connected.
  • Cause: Airplane mode was enabled.
  • Solution: Disabled airplane mode and enabled WIFI.
  • Remedy: Now internet has access.

4.    USB drive not working

  • Identification: USB drive was not recognized.
  • Cause: Defected USB drive.
  • Solution: Add new USB drive.
  • Remedy: USB drive recognized.

 Conclusion

Installation of windows 10 was completed. I have installed ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus as antivirus software, Apache OpenOffice as office package and VeraCrypt as utility software. Also, Installation of Linux mint mate was completed. I have installed google chrome and did testing and also done some faulty pc of computer and Found its solution.

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