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Re: Grub Manual



On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 11:15 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 10:48 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > On Fri, 19 Oct 2007, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > > 
> > >> Karl was indeed using the correct meaning of root in that context,
> > > ...
> > > 
> > > no, lamar, he wasn't.  which makes the rest of your argument quite
> > > irrelevant.   but thanks for playing.
> > 
> > Grub doesn't know or care anything about what you think is your root
> > of 
> > your linux filesystem, although if it is booting a linux kernel it
> > will 
> > pass along what the config file says about it.
> > 
> Nothing is completely clear in this nomenclature:
> / is the root file system
> /root is the root home directory
> The definition of root directory is fuzzy. It 
> could mean either of the previous two thhings.

Doesn't it make you nostalgic for the MS-DOS/Windows notion of drive
letters?  Man, compared to this, that was simplicity itself. 8^) 8^)
(and just for emphasis) 8^)


-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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