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Old 28th June 2009, 08:29 PM
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Navigating File System from Root

I need to navigate the file system in Terminal to fix my Broadcom modem issue. The last time I navigated the file system I did not need to issue the SU - command and PW so I did not get stuck in ROOT.

Now I am stuck in ROOT and can't figure out how to navigate the file system to get to my home directory to get to the the subdirectores and files I need. I keep issuing commands to move to other directories and they are ignored! I am lost.

[Len@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# cd home
-bash: cd: home: No such file or directory
[root@localhost ~]# cd/home
-bash: cd/home: No such file or directory
[root@localhost ~]#
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Old 28th June 2009, 08:56 PM
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Are you in / or in /root. /root is root's home directory.

If that's a cut and and paste (and by the error message, it seems to be), in the second attempt, you left out the space between cd and /home, so it's looking for a directory called cd/home
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Old 28th June 2009, 09:31 PM
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OK You Helped!

I was stuck but your suggestion worked! Only needing to navigate the file system infrequently is good and bad. I sometimes get a little lost. I understand some things and others like the command syntax I forget!
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