I have a 500GB iomega portable HD. I used Gparted to split the drive into two partitions, a fat32 of roughly 400GB and an EXT4 partition of roughly 100GB.
On my EXT4 partition, there is a folder called lost+found. I can't delete it because I need to be root, yet my account has administrator priviliges (but I CAN rename the folder). I can't create other folders on this partition, nor can I copy-paste and files on there either.
Basically, that partition is unuseable. In the properties of the folder, it says that I am not the owner so I cannot change the permissions. (It is definitely MY hard drive)
All options are greyed out.
How do I give myself permission to use this EXT4 partition?
Recently I setup a system for a non-technical user. He is only using Firefox, Pidgin and OpenOffice for about 2 hours a day. I have created a folder "/home/jim/myFiles" where he can save his document files. But Jim has accidentally deleted his myFiles folder on 2 occasions. He had intended to delete a file in that folder. Is there a way to lock the folder so that the user and create/read/write documents in that folder but not delete the folder itself?
SO after using Testdisk to recover some images, the folders recup_dir.1 & 2 have saved in my FIle System area, when ever I try to press delete noting happens. I have also tried rm -f -rrm -f -fIt still dont delete, I have also deleted my user account and made a new one, but the files are still there.
I'm using ubuntu server 9.10 for a home build NAS. Everything is working great just have one more thing to figure out. I have Samba set up to access my files and I set up a recycle feature so anything deleted will get moved to a Recycled folder. (I learned this the hard way after hitting delete key by accident while browsing the shares in windows. Lost 100 GB of data)
Now it is for the most part working but the permissions on folders isn't getting set right. If I delete a file in a share I can go to Recycle bin folder and delete the file for good. But if I delete a folder I can not access that folder to delete or restore from the Recycle bin folder. I have to chmod the folder before I can do anything with it. Anything I can change to get folders deleted via windows to have the right permissions when it is moved to the Recycle bin folder?
I have Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 updated to 9.10 and have downloaded Remaster from Remastersys. I followed all of the instructions, which were simple enough. However, there must be some instructions missing as the process failed. Working with Remaster through Synaptic Manager, the iso was downloaded into my "home" folder into its own Remaster folder. It was not the iso, like you get when downloading a distro from the Internet, which downloads just an iso onto the Desktop. Inside the folder were a bunch of empty files (I know, because I opened them) and an iso . At this point the Remaster instruction stop. They do not say what to do with the other files, or what they have to do with the iso of my Ubuntu layout. So, like any other iso (once I knew which one was the iso of my setup), I double clicked on it and it ran me through the process of accessing the DVD to burn it. Which I did. I tested it and it failed with some kind of message to the effect that certain files were missing or it could not read it. So, I thought, I would have to do the 'hunt and peck' method and experiment a few times like I did with the ordinary distro downloads until I get it right. But first, I would have to dump the Remaster folder in the "home" folder since it took up so much space on my hard drive. Wrong! I come to find out it is in something called "root" and that I do not have permission to do anything with it but "copy" it. Great. Just great! Now what do I do. I tried to change permissions, but was not allowed to do that either. The only thing I could think of - and dread - was the idea of having to wipe my hard drive and go through the whole reinstall procedures, which takes me days, just because Remaster has locked itself into my system - and there is no 'back door' to get out of it.
I have a Ubuntu file server with a mix of 30+ users ( mix of windows and linux ).All are members of the same group. All need read write create access. I want to prevent deletion of certain key folders. How can I achieve this ? sudo chmod -R nnnn ??
look at this : Uploaded with ImageShack.us how can set permissions in linux like this? I want one user can delete files but can't modify them and ... in linux i have 3 group to assign read write and execute them. is ntfs flexible than linux file system?
I'm rather new to Fedora server, but I'm attempting to run a music FTP server, where anonymous users can submit songs into one particular folder (so i can personally tag them), while other user accounts have full read-write. Here we go: I 2 directories, /music and /untagged
I want anonymous users to be able to read both directories, but only be able to upload to /untagged, and not be able to delete anything. I want users that I select to have full read-write-create-delete privileges. how would I go about this with vsftpd?
I have the cowon iAudio7 music player with vfat file system and increasingly running into permission problems when I try to delete files. Unsurprisingly I am now running out of space. I am figuring if I could somehow mount it onto a folder in my home partition I will have full permissions. The problem is the drives name which is exactly with space: So even if try to delete files in the terminal I don't know how to cd into:
Code: /media/I AUDIO7 note the space between I & AUDIO7.
I've got a folder on my disk that I simply cannot interact with at all. It was created while extracting an archive. It has a special character in its name: "�". But all those other characters work fine. Can anyone give me a hint on how to delete the folder?Tried in terminal with rm -r which gives me an error:Code:rm: cannot remove `03 - Und die unertr_glichen Schmuggler/': No such file or directory
I accidently selected the wrong folder to sync with ubuntu one. It has now added .u1conflict to all my files (around 8000 of them ) and now I can't stop the folder syncing. I've followed these instructions This just returns an error:
I am a newbie to ubuntu. I just have a simple question: I used wubi to install ubuntu and the installation procedure was perfect. One problem arose after installation, the c:/ubuntu becomes almost 30G! Can I delete it?
I installed a program in /usr/share on Ubuntu 10.04, but the program was actually bigger than there was room on that partition. It gave me some trouble, because when I tried to delete the folder, it said it couldn't move it to the Trash. When I restarted, it won't let me log in Ubuntu again...
Is it possible to delete this folder (/usr/share/IDE_SE) from Windows? or some other workaround to delete this folder in Ubuntu?
Im new to these forums heres my story:Windows 7 on my acer extensa 5230e became corrupted so i installed linux Ubuntu 10.04 on a 320 gb external hdd. I have installed Mixxx and am trying to create my own skins for it. But whenever i try and paste the folder into the /usr/share/mixxx/skins folder it says that I dont have permission toam an administrator... or at least thats what it says i have trie chmod a+w it but it says operation denied: Code: chmod: changing permissions of `/usr/share/mixxx/skins'
I've been organizing my pictures (i.e. deleting the bad ones). However, I've recently got hold of those same pictures on a higher resolution and I'd like to delete the same pictures of the higher resolutions.This means that I'll have two folders, High Res and Low Res. I'd go through all files in the High Res folder and I'll check if there's a file with the same name in the Low Res folder. If there is, the file in the High Res folder will be kept. Otherwise, I'll delete it.So I wanted some quick way to delete PIC1.JPG, PIC3.JPG and PIC4.JPG from the High Res folder.
A friend running Evolution on Ubuntu 9.10 lost her "Sent" folder. I soon discovered that she must have accidentally dragged it to "Templates", because inside that folder was another "Sent" folder containing all her sent e-mails. The main "Sent" folder was still there, but empty.
I moved all her sent e-mails back to the main "Sent" folder, and then tried to delete Templates-Sent, but Evolution just says it can't do that.
I backed up my information from 10.4 to an external hard drive before I switched to pinguy using sbackup. Once I installed pinguy, I made sure to download sbackup and hit restore. So far, all fine and dandy, except when it restored my information, it extracted all the information to a new folder in /home, which is root-restricted, so I can't even access it normally. I got annoyed, and just manually extracted the music and documents (which were the only things I really cared about anyway), and now I'd like to delete the 15 or so gigabytes just sitting on my computer, taking up space. The folder being root, I couldn't just drag it to the wastebasket. so I started terminal, entered root, typed rm /home/tmpuWiQlI (the folder in question), only to be told it's a directory and can't delete it! What gives?
I copied a folder from /media/memory_stick into a folder /opt/openerp/server/bin/addons. Trying to open the copied folder I discovered that it is impossible because it is owned by root.I should like to delete the copied folder.To avoid this ownership I copied the folder in /home/cristian/Downloads and I will copy it with:sudo cp -R folder_name /opt/openerp/server/bin/addonsMaybe in this way the folder will be not more owned by root.I tried already but because in the destination folder already exist one owned by root nothing is happening.
i have an old desktop that i have decided to use as a central point for localhost/website files. I have 2 laptops, a ubuntu and vista, and i want them both to be able to see the public_html folder on my desktop, and be able to create/update folders and files.
I have set up the samba sharing and that's working fine, but when i create folders using my laptop, they are not writeable to the desktop or other laptop because my laptop is the creator. Is there a way that I can set it so that whenever folders/files are created from either laptop, they have full permissions?
I have installed apache2, mysql, php .. they work great! but I can move, change, paste or anything in the folder sites_available (the folder for localhost) I am really confused right now! because I have used this with xampp in XP and it worked perfectly but I cant make it work in ubuntu! I cant test my php sites!
I am really noob about configuring linux! I think I don't have permission to do anything in that folder because when I try to paste my site there it show a error saying that I am not the owner! When I installed ubuntu first I created a username: "SHPETIM" and this username is administrator and has root permissions but sometimes there are somethings that I cant do!
Sometimes even in Terminal when I type in my password (the only password that I created when I installed ubuntu) it says FAILURE! I dont know what other password it may have that I don't know! I think there is a user with username ROOT and it has another password but since I am noob I dont understand this and I dont know how it works!
I opened up my Gimp brushes folder so that I can put a brushes file into the folder. Would not let me do it. Said I am not the owner and do not have permission. I right clicked inside the folder, same thing permissions grayed out, not owner. No apparent option to log in or do anything to gain permission. What can I do?
In trying to install an update, I deleted all the programs from my Ubuntu 9.10. Now I can not get my pictures, documents and music from the computer. I tried booting from a Ubuntu Live CD but when I get to the folder of my documents it says "you do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "My_Folder"". I tired the nautilus command but that only lets me view the files and not copy them.
Straight to the problem on my [Ubuntu 9.10].I cannot delete or empty my .Trash-1000 folder on my flash drive. I tried changing permission with chmod but no way, I cannot empty the folder via the Ubuntu main trash option 'Empty Trash'. I read a bunch of threads but no way.Do you know a solution that works to this problem?Even further. Do you know a way to tell nautilus to avoid using that folder in my USB devices and use instead the normal trash folder on my system?