is a subdirectory which is present on some Linux system
s (such as muLinux
) which also have a DOS
or Windows OS
installed. On these machines, /DOS
contains the entire DOS filesystem
, so that you can browse your DOS/Windows file
s from within Linux
, which is useful if you tend to use your Microsoft OS
more often than Linux.
Generally, your Linux kernel will not just make a copy or image of your DOS filesystem, but access the actual filesystem itself. As such, you'll need to be careful about using rm -rf / or else you'll lose both your Linux-managed and your Windows-managed data.
And before you ask, if you boot up your Linux kernel from a Windows folder (say C:\LINUX, as I do) then generally your Linux kernel will hide this folder so you can't access it whilst using Linux. Got that?