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important directories in linux

Posted 02-20-2010 at 07:19 AM by raju.mopidevi

Different distributions have different directory structures, despite attempts at standardization such as the the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) organization.
Important directories
/bin -
essential UNIX commands such as ls, etc. Should contain all binaries needed to boot the system or run it in single-user mode

/boot -
files used during booting and possibly the kernel itself are stored here

/dev -
contains device files for various devices on system

/etc...
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Some important files in linux

Posted 02-20-2010 at 07:06 AM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 02-20-2010 at 08:16 AM by raju.mopidevi

important and Useful Files
  • /boot/vmlinuz -
    the typical location and name of the Linux kernel. In the Slackware distribution, the kernel is located at /vmlinuz.
  • /dev/fd0 -
    first floppy disk drive
  • /dev/fd0H1440 -
    driver for the first floppy drive in high density mode. Generally, this is invoked when formatting a floppy drive for a particular density. Slackware comes with drivers that allow for formatting a 3.5" diskette with up to 1.7MB of space. Red Hat and Mandrake do not contain these device
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Keep trying

Posted 02-19-2010 at 05:39 PM by Mr-Bisquit

No group yet, not many people seem to support it.
Discouraging? A little for a few minutes.
What to do? Keep trying.
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TestDrive - Test Drive an Ubuntu ISO in a Virtual Machine

Posted 02-19-2010 at 06:23 AM by sridhar11

TestDrive is a project that makes it very easy to download and run the latest daily Ubuntu development snapshot in a virtual machine. Actually, it can be configured to download and run any URL-access ISO in a virtual machine. But the primary goal is to provide a very simple method for allowing non-technical Ubuntu users to test and provide feedback on the current Ubuntu release under development.

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I have a problem.

Posted 02-19-2010 at 03:07 AM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)

Yeah. There's no question. I think that I like computers too much. But not the new stuff, and certainly not the iPhone. I like the old stuff. Which is probably why I've started to play with NetBSD.

Let me tell you, it's one damn interesting OS. I know; there are some predicting their doom any day now, and NetBSD certainly could use some more developers/resources, but that doesn't change the fascination level. Or the fact that it clearly outperforms (subjectively) Debian on more than...
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