Beginners Level Course: Basic Directory Structure of Linux
Now type this:
You will probably see something like this:
cdrom bin dev etc floppy home lib lost+found mnt opt proc root sbin tmp usr var
They will be blue in color. Those are directories. The /bin directory
This is the famous bin/ directory. You know, I have always felt this one was misnamed. For example, when people say, 'That's no good, throw it in the bin'. Actually, bin/ is one of the most important directories in Linux. You'll find all of the most used commands there. Right now you should be seeing a lot of red (or green, depending on your version of Linux). Those are programs. The /etc directory Now let's look at another directory. There's a long way and a short cut. First the long way.
cd etc [enter]
Or you can just type:
Anyway, you are now in the etc/ directory. This houses most of the configuration files for Linux. lilo.conf, the file that tells you which OS to boot is in there. you'll see: lilo.conf
And you don't even have to type the whole thing. You could just type 'ls li' and push the tab key. Linux will type the rest for you. Isn't that cool!