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Old 05-05-2004, 01:35 AM   #1
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no directories shown in root

I just recently installed Redhad 9 on my pc. When I log in as root, and type ls, it shows me anaconda-ks.cfg, install.log, and install.log.sys. That's all, no directories at all. Aren't I supposed to have access to all the directories when i'm logged in as the root user? And if anyone has time to explain what those files do, or know a page where they are explained, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
Old 05-05-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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before typing ls, try typing cd /

you might just be listing your root home directory.

alternatively try using ls -als
which should show your hidden files as well.

oh yes, one other thing, make sure you are root by typing whoami

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