Re: Understanding /root, /usr, /var and so on
> Please help me for the right understanding:
I think you have it almost right...
> the /root contains only the kernel and the device drivers,
Actually, that's just "/". It's called the root directory, but it's not
actually under /root. (/root is the administrator's working area.)
> the /home is the working area / space for the user (with space for
> store of their own data?),
Yes. Each user gets a subdirectory of /home.
> the /usr is the main area comparable to WINDOWS PROGRAMMS,
Yes. If memory serves, it can actually be on a read-only partition.
> /var for printer, mail, newsgroups.
Yes - also for other sundry things that need to be written, including system
logs in /var/log
Let's see what other directories I have:
/tmp - temporary files
/bin, /sbin, /lib - (part of /) system programs (programs that need to be
available even when /usr is missing)
/boot - boot file
/dev - (part of /) devices
/etc - (part of /) configuration files
/initrd - no idea - what is this?
/mnt or /mount - some admins use one of these for all their mount points
/proc - system information (not actually on disk)