Re: Coming from windows... many, many basic questions
That's essentially correct. Please see:I get:
Does a linux path have a drive letter? (c:\). if not, what is the root path, if any? It seems to be just "/". I go to File System and I can see a series of files including my home folder. I am going to guess that each of these are accessed via something like /etc, /home, /bin. Can someone confirm this is true or elaborate? Or are the paths in some way different?
The wierdos tftpboot and lost+found and a few others may safely be ignored. 98% of everything I do is at /home/chili. I poke around in /var sometimes to consult a log to see what awful mistake I made so I can un-make it! As has been pointed out above, configuration files are in /etc. I've mostly looked, in order to try to answer a question here, and modified few. That's just about it.
bin dev initrd.img lib64 mnt root srv tmp vmlinuz
boot etc initrd.img.old lost+found opt run sys usr vmlinuz.old
cdrom home lib media proc sbin tftpboot var
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