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I saw loads of posts with similar issues; I've looked at the solutions with no luck so far.

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop, installed in partition sda5, mounted as /. The main part of the disk is allocated to sda6, mounted as /Home.

I cannot either:

  • cd into this Home directory
  • use mkdir to create a sub folder

I can see it and create files etc, when logged in as root, using nautilus, but from a terminal I just get:

-su: cd: /Home: No such file or directory

I am new to Ubuntu (coming fom Windows) and although I thought I was getting to grips with it, this has me beat.

Any help appreciated. TIA

marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Zanna command-line Oct 12 '17 at 7:15

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  • Perhaps you should try cd /home/. Linux is case sensitive. – sayantankhan Apr 6 '14 at 17:33
  • What command exactly do you use to get: -su: cd: /Home: No such file or directory? – Radu Rădeanu Apr 6 '14 at 18:20


cd /home

Note the lower case h - Linux is case sensitive

  • Thanks - how dumb am I!! Always looking for a complicated answer to an easy question. Got thrown as I was following a tut and capitals were used for the new directory names and I've just followed suit rather than checking. – user258282 Apr 6 '14 at 19:34

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