Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: newbie..trouble installing OpenACS
Well, taking a glance at the Cognovis notes it looks like everything will be in /var/lib/aolserver/ so it looks like you followed those notes correctly.
I'd say you'll be ok if you stick to the /var/lib/aolserver/ path - just use that everywhere you see /home in the other notes. It's only paths but I know it can seem a bit hairy the first time.
keep asking questions if you get stuck,