OK, makes sense now, thanks! And as a possible work-around I can create folders and link to files elsewhere. - Andrew -----Original Message----- From: Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sat, Jul 31, 2010 11:26 am Subject: [haiku] Re: mkdir /usr ? hudsonco1@xxxxxxx wrote: > OK, that's kind of interesting but I'm a little confused by this. Is > this a > Haiku/BeOS design feature? What is the rationale behind this? In Haiku (and BeOS), the root file system is a dedicated file system (rootfs), ie. "/" does not live on any actual volume. And the rootfs does only support directories, and symlinks. The former to support mounting volumes on root level, the latter mostly for providing POSIX compatibility (like /bin, /var), and some convenient links (like /system). "/boot" in Haiku contains the boot volume, not a special boot related directory for the boot loader. Bye, Axel.