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Why is / called root, but there's also a use called root? [duplicate]

So in a unix system, / is root. But the default admin is also root. So why do these two quite different things have the same name.
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du command shows larger size than nand erase block size in ubifs. How to check the exact size in ubifs?

I use UBIFS for rootfs. I would like to check the size of each direcotries in /. When I checked with du command, it shows larger than mtd size. Would you tell me the way how can I check the correct ...
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Using a different directory than /usr as standard

Is there any possibility to use a different directory than /usr as the standard directory to install things? I am asking, since I got an Endless OS system where /usr is read-only, thus not being able ...
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Copy a file via drag and drop to `/usr/local` [closed]

I have a file mathpass (without a file ending .*) in /home/patrick/Documents and want to copy it via drag and drop to /usr/local. If I do so, a message Access denied. Could not write to. appears. ...
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/root as bind mount?

I am migrating my system from Debian 32 bit to Debian 64 bit. It is installed on /dev/sda2, so I created /dev/sda3, installed the new system there, synched installed packages and configuration files ...
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Linux Mint is installing programs to / and not /home, how do I resolve this?

I have an issue with Linux Mint saving things to root and not the home directory. I need assistance with this, a friend is being rather persistent about it. Every time a package is installed it ...
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how to avoid direct/network root login on the system and using some chroot to admin the system?

here the idea for which I seek a solution: I want to have a system with no way to log as root. I want to manage the system (edit /etc/files, (un)install something, etc.) by physically unplug the ...
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What is this file: .readahead doing in my root directory?

When I do: ls -a / on Fedora 21 there is a hidden file named: .readahead and it's 104092k What is this file?.... is it suppose to be there? I found this on google: readahead system call on wiki....