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/ - the root directory


/boot - keeps all information required for booting


/etc - keeps all configuration files


/bin - binaries required for the system to operate


/usr/bin - binaries of application for system to operate


/sbin - binaries  required for the system and only for root user


/usr/sbin - binaries of application for root user


/var - this directory contains variable data(log files)


/home - this is the  place where user keeps his personal details


/lib - shared libary files


/dev - devices that are available in the system


/proc - virtual file-system which contains information about the kernel



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