Ubuntu :: User (vs. Root) Cannot Move To Trash, Only Delete, On Ext3 Partition?
Jan 9, 2010
I just wanted to post this in case it helps anyone else. I have all my personal files (photos, documents, etc.) saved on a separate ext3 partition (so I don't have to worry about them on new installs, etc.). When I tried to delete files, however, I always received the message: "Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately?".
After much searching and failed fix attempts (mostly unnecessary messing with fstab), I found this post, which is now archived (or I would have replied there):ttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=759544. And frediE's solution, with a couple tiny modifications, finally solved the problem! (So huge thanks to frediE! ). irst, I found my user id, which is 1000, by going to the System > Administration > Users and Groups menu, selecting my user name (e.g. jnewm), clicking "Properties", andselecting "Advanced".
Second, I created a folder on the root of my partition called ".Trash-1000". (I may have needed to use "gksu nautilus" from a terminal to create the folder, I don't recall.)Third and last, I navigated to the root of the partition in my terminal and ran: sudo chown -R jnewm:jnewm .Trash-1000. Followed by: sudo chmod -R jnewm .Trash-1000 (I doubt this second step was necessary, but I'm listing it just in case). (confirmed unnecessary)
I edited fstab so that my Windows disk partition will be automatically mounted when I log on. However, when I delete a file from said partition, I am told that the item(s) cannot be moved to trash - I can only permanently delete files from the Windows partition. Here is how I configured in fstab: Code: /dev/sda1 /media/Vista ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 0 0 I suspect I mis-configured the options. Can anyone see an issue?
I have a few folders I need to remove and when I right click delete or move to trash not available. I guess I don't have permission. I am the sole user of this machine and the Admin. How do I remove these folders. The folders were part of ClamAV which has been removed. They show up as a virus in my Avast Anti Virus.
I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).
it seems that even after several years of bouncing around the idea on the forums and in the idea bin, etc., Ubuntu still has no "confirm move to trash" feature. The problem is, I have cats who love my keyboard, and they sometimes press the "delete" key, moving my files to trash behind my back. It's not a sufficient precaution just to review my trash before emptying it (for various complicated reasons with which I shall not bore you), nor would it be practical even if it were sufficient. So the obvious alternative is this: disable the "move to trash" function of the "delete" key!So, is there any way to do that? Perhaps re-map the delete key to a different function? I'm not an ubuntu expert, but if it will solve my problem then I'm willing to put some time/energy into a technical solution. I just need a place to start!
I've been trying to figure out how to move /home to the other partition that exists on my computer, however it's ntfs and turns out it's impossible to move my /home there. So how do convert that ntfs partition to ext3, I don't mind loosing data that's in that partition. [url] is the partition I'm talking about. So what's the best way to do it ? If you write what commands I should use please include partition names.
When I move something to Trash it doesn't show the option of "Empty Trash". I can use "move to Trash" and it just moving there like some ordinary folder, but shift+del give me an option for deleting the files. Using OpenSUSE 11.3 32bit.
With the release of CentOS 5.5 ext4 is considered stable in this distribution so I decided to migrate to it. Luckily I started from migrating fresh server with CentOS 5.5 using some instruction I found on the internet. I think I shouldn�t say, that I screwed the whole thing up ;) After about 6 hours cursing, kicking, and crying I solved the task and figured the correct sequence of actions. The small problem with migrating root partition is that you can�t unmount it BTW.
During migration task, I found, that CentOS 5.5 rescue mode is somewhat broken a little in terms of ext4 support. It can mount ext4 partitions successfully. But its e2fsprogs package (tune2fs, e2fsck etc.) doesnt see ext4 partitions and say, that superblock is corrupted on a partition once is converted to ext4 (at least it did it for me. May be I should force filesystem type with -t ext4 switch?). Keep in mind, that if you screw your system up too badly, you will not be able to run tune2fs and e2fsck on it from rescue modeBut you will still able to mount it if it is not corrupted badly. In all below examples,Boot your system normally and login as root. Upgrade kernel if you wish (I usually use yum upgrade to upgrade all on new machines). Then upgrade/install some other packages
I have a flash drive that I use to sync my work- and home-computers. Rsync has occasional issues syncing between FAT32 (which I use on my flash drive b/c it's universal) and EXT3.
I decided to create an EXT3 partition on the flash drive in an attempt to alleviate the rsync woes. My problem is that when I create the partition using GParted, Ubuntu auto-mounts it with Root as the owner. I had GParted check the drive, and it found no errors to repair.
One other weird thing is that the EXT3 partition shows 84.7MB being used immediately after creating the new partition.
The FAT32 partition mounts fine, is read/write, and only shows 4KB used after the new partition scheme.
I tried doing new partitions a number of times, with EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4 just to see if that mysteriously made a difference. Each time that partition would mount w/ Root as owner.
10.10 on a ext4 partition. I deleted a folder that sat on a NTFS partition that I use as data storage. I note that if I delete folders or files on this NTFS partition there is not the option to move to waste basket - it is just deleted. If the folder still exists on the hard drive (has not been over written) I may be able to retrieve it - but where could it be? On the NTFS partition?
I just can't stand knowing that there's a slight problem with my PC.I have roughly 12.5 Gigs of files, mostly movies that are multiple clones of a particular movie (which was an entirely different problem altogether) and I CANNOT DELETE THESE THINGS! There has to be a simple way to do it from terminal, problem is, I can't seem to find the trash directory in terminal.
I have an HP laptop with a recently installed copy of Mint 8 KDE Community Edition. I created the initial admin user account ("joseph") when I installed.
I had an existing home directory under a different name from another installation, so I added a user with that name ("joe") and imported a copy of the original home directory. The user "joe" didn't have the same admin privileges as the initial "joseph" account, so I added "joe" to the sudoers file and the same groups as the initial admin user.
Everything works perfectly under this arrangement, for the most part. Now here's the problem:
I have a T-Mobile G1 phone that uses Android. I've rooted and ROM-modded the G1, and have the microSD card in the phone set up with two partitions. The vfat partition stores all the photos, music and other stuff the phone needs. The ROM mod allows me to store apps on the SD card, so that second partition uses ext3 for its file system.
When I'm logged in as the admin "joseph" account and I insert the SD card in the laptop's card slot (or plug the phone into the USB port), the SD card can be mounted, and I have full access to both card partitions. I can see all folders. I do this to backup the contents of the card to an external drive (especially the apps in the ext3 partition, since that's been trashed on me once before on the phone).
However, when I log in as "joe", I cannot view the contents of the ext3 partition at all. I can see the vfat drive fine, and the ext3 partition mounts, but with user/group "joseph/joseph." When I open Dolphin to view the mounted ext3 partition, I get the error "could not enter folder /media/disk-1" at the bottom of the view window in Dolphin.
Here are the relative entries returned when I run "mount" to view the mounted drives:
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/disk type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,uid=1001,utf8,shortname=mixed,flush) /dev/mmcblk0p2 on /media/disk-1 type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
Note that the uid listed on the vfat mount is 1001, which is the gid for the "joe" account.
I know there must be a configuration setting somewhere that will allow the ext3 partition to automount under the "joe" user account. I suppose that using the admin account to change the permissions would be the easy way to do this, but there must be something that would do it automagically. I've ripped through all the config files I can find, but can't seem to find anything that would help.
All I'm looking for here is enough access to be able to copy the directories on that mount to my external drive.
During install process I assigned only 6GB for my root partition and now I'm almost running out of space. I have 11.1 installed and I wanted to update to 11.3 but there are problems with i855 video card with newest distro versions so I won't install it. Since everything is installed and configured I don't want to install 11.1 again.
I formated a second drive as ext3. Shouldn't I be able to use the GUI trash? I get an error that they must be deleted immediately. # My shared volume /dev/sdb1 (show it on desktop) UUID=e0352916-43a0-431c-bd64-08a5f3182543 /media/data ext3 rw 0 0 In another thread, someone suggested using "user" in fstab but that defaults to noexec. I don't want to be limited from executing programs. This must have worked in previous versions when ext3 was the latest/greatest right?
I have formatted a second internal drive as ext3. It worked fine until I copied (rsynch) my /home to the new drive. Now when I try to delete anything I'm forced to delete immediately or skip the deletion. I also tried moving the /usr/local directory to the second drive and it works fine, it doesn't break the Trash. I tried moving /home back to the root drive and the problem is gone. The second drive again works properly. I can reproduce this. The problem only occurs when I move the /home directory to the new drive.
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=89a54f23-98ef-45d2-bef9-47d51992fd01 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=fb609b91-7322-4903-9309-2f0d3a6b87d4 none swap sw 0 0
# My shared volume /dev/sdb1 (show it on desktop) UUID=a726a583-03e5-47c6-9618-ddbfcdd4c1d6 /media/data ext3 defaults, users, exec0 0
i recently install NTFS-Config and Auto-mount my NTFS_partitions... They are now successfully mounting in Start-up, but whenever i try to remove something(within) NTFS partition, the removing item is not going to Trash,its just deleting that item permanently,
So I transfered a few folders with videos in them to the public folder on an Ubuntu 10.04 laptop I have from my Ubuntu 10.04 64bit laptop. When I wanted to delete the folder I didn't have permission so I ran "gksudo nautilus" so I could delete it as root. So I deleted the folder but I did not get the space back!
I went to /.local/Shared/Trash and one of the folders I deleted was there but deleting it didn't get that space back either.
I did some searching but most of what I find doesn't help or tells me to look in the folder /.local/Shared/Trash folder but that didn't help any.
I have an NTFS partition automatically mounted in fstab. I have read many forums and have done what they have to try and fix this problem, but it still won't move the files to the NTFS trash folder. What can I do to make this work?Here is my fstab entry:
I recently tried to delete some files off of my USB drive and it was being glitchy and really slow so I pulled the drive out and put it back in so it would read normally again. I now have an "untitled folder" in my trash that can't be deleted, and the error says "no such file or directory". Unlike a lot of the other problems I've read with not being able to delete the trash files, I don't think this is a permissions problem.
I probably made a stupid mistake and went into the .Trash-1000 folder for the USB drive itself and tried to delete the files, but each time I did that it just duplicated the original folder and renamed it, and now I can't delete those files either!
I'm trying to move certain files to Trash using File Browser. I continually get this message:"Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately?"I am logged in under my user name; I (my user name) am the owner of these files; ALL permissions are on (rwx for owner, group, and other); and Trash is empty. Still I get this message.
I have Ubuntu 10.l0 installed on my laptop. I recently install the KDE desktop from the Software Center. Today, I noticed something strange. I tried to move a file to the trash when I got this error message: "The trash has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the trash manually." I don't have any files in the trash. I went back to Gnome, and was able to delete the file. I opened up Dolphin while still in Gnome, and couldn't delete anything, so I know that this isn't a KDE problem