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Old 10-18-2006, 06:08 AM   #1
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LAMPP Installation

I have a Linus box running with a recent version of Slackware. I have dowloaded LAMPP, extracted the files, and now I am stuck. Seems like I have to run an install script, but when I double-click on it from my KDE GUI, nothing happens.

I used to know how to navigate to the location, but that knowledge has leaked out of my brain in the 6 months since I fired up my Linux box. When I open up a terminal window, I seem to be at something called root@dlog. The files are some users files, and include the Desktop. I don't seem to be able to navigate up, and there isn't much down. I have logged in as root, so I am stumped. I'd expect a terminal window to open up at /root.

Can someone help with this frustratingly simple, yet completely baffling problem? Thanks.
Old 10-18-2006, 09:17 AM   #2
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cd / will get you to the top level
cd /root will take you to the root user home directory

ls will list the files and folders and cd will get you there.
so if you are at /
and you want to go to /opt/lampp
type cd opt/lamp

hope this helps
Old 10-18-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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1. when in doubt, use the fullpath spec eg cd /opt/lampp
2. lookup the 'find' cmd; very useful. see also locatedb, slocate
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I was typing 'cd /root', thinking that would take me to the root directory, but it was just taking me to my home folder called root. Doh! Glad I stopped wasting my time and asked here. Don't know how long that brain fart would have lasted.


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