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Old 05-22-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Question problem to see the "filesystem"

I signed up this week with a webhost for a un-managed dedicated server, installed with red hat linux 9.0. When I log in via shell access (as root) I see only 3 directories. (anaconda-ks.cfg install.log install.log.syslog) I ask for support and this was the reply :

When you login with ssh you start in the home directory of the user you logged
in as, so you're landing in /root if you login as root. In order to see the rest
of the filesystem, you need to change to the / filesystem. Then you'll see the
other directories.

I don't understand "change to the filesystem" . Can somebody tell me more ?
I have read for days all the docs and forums but unable to find. please help.

Old 05-22-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
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they mean you have to:

cd /

to get out of root's home directory (/root)

cd changes directory
/ is the topmost directory on the system (like c:/ but less crapy and windows smelling) and linux 9.0 isn't a distro Please say Red hat 9.0 or no one will no what you mean. there are lots of 9.0s

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Old 05-22-2005, 03:02 AM   #3
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there are lots of 9.0s
slackware 9.0
mandrake 9.0
debian 9.0
suse 9.0


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