• Hello, Guest! Welcome back, and be sure to check out this post for more info about the recent service interruption and migration.

A/UX root & user partition name


Well-known member
Dumb question, but here you go:

The default name for the main A/UX drive is "/". This for obvious reasons does not seem especially exciting. Can the drive name be changed to something else, say "HAL", "UNIX", or "Fink-Nottle", without causing a UNIX meltdown?



Well-known member
Why would you want to do that? That would cause a large confusion.

Do you want to want to type your paths as:




That is not how the POSIX standard works for absolute path. For absolute path, the path needs to start with 1-2 forward slashes.



Well-known member
You can change the name of the icon in the Finder without, apparently breaking things (I just tried).  It doesn't affect UNIX paths.

Screen Shot 2019-12-08 at 08.04.02.png