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Old 12-01-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
prathamesh
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Want to know basics of linux


Hi,
i know very little about linux.but want to more.

1.what is root? is there any diff. between / and root.
or both are same.

2.when we logged in what is # and $? what they indicates
is there any difference between them?

3.what is redhat? i know it is company? but what is it other than that?

4.what is hard disk,logial volume,physical volume.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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1. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unix%3A+root
2. # indicates you are executing/logged on as root/super user
$ indicates you are executing/logged on normal user
3. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=linux+distros
4. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=logical+partiti...ical+partition
 
Old 12-01-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Have a look at this page:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 12-01-2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prathamesh View Post
1.what is root? is there any diff. between / and root.
or both are same.
They are very different.

/ is the base of the file hierarchy.

root is the administrator user account.

/root is root's home directory.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 01:50 PM   #5
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/ is also sometimes referred to as the root of the filesystem or root filesystem, not to be confused with the root user. It depends on the context in which you use the term.

Last edited by sag47; 12-01-2011 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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About dot com has a good reference: http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

This is the one book that helped me more than any other when I started with Linux. http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux.
 
  


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