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    root folder

    Hi everyone,
    I recently started working on linux, ubuntu version 11.04

    I am having both windows and ubuntu OS, I installed ubuntu from the .ISO file without creating any swap memory or so.

    I am unable to access the root folder. I am unable to open the folder. It has a cross(X) mark appearing on it.
    What should I do?
    Please help.

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    Linux Newbie champ_weller's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    go to terminal

    type in
    sudo -i
    type in your password

    then do a
    because your in the root folder when you do a sudo -i but its not really important because there is nothing in it you dont really need to look in this folder until you get really involved with linux i suggest start by exploring the filesystem through terminal just do a google search

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    Okay, thank you for the help.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Since you're new to the Linux way of doing things, just a word of caution.
    When using root privileges to poke around in the root folder, take care.
    Linux isn't as forgiving as Windows one one important thing: If you delete something, you won't get any warnings.
    Using the root account gives you full access to everything, so the OS will assume that you know what you're doing.

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