Complete newbie -- Stupid question

I got the Beagle Bone to get back into computing so I’m very new at linux. I just powered the board up and got it connected to my MAC via SSH. I’m able to login to root and get the following prompt:

Last login: Wed Apr 23 20:20:36 2014 from

From here I can run some basic linux commands but I’m not seeing any directories or files. Is this what I should see? I thought I would at least see some basic directory structures and files at this point.


Thanks for your help.

You are currently in the directory /root/ that has no files.

Try "ls -Ralg /".