Ubuntu :: Moving My Files Back / Says Have No Permission
Jun 19, 2010
from several problems with ubuntu/linux distros, just to have the compuer with main windows OS, Ubuntu as a second and backup and puppy too after a week of madness codes sudos gedits installing reinstalling 2 3 may be 7 times.the system is now quite stable (i had to erase the lucid lynx because nobody was able to help me with the problem of the missing panels. ill have to wait for a fix..
now i have a fresh install of 8.04 (i had to uninstall it because i move partitions ad grub wents down, i tried EVERYTHING and nothing but reinstalling it)i used puppy linux to extract my files (home folder) and save it int a new ext3 partition, then when this ubuntu8.04 was OK, i tried to move my files back. i tried to doit from ubuntu, and i saw a little padlock on the folder, i tryed to move it, and i cant, then i restart to tryit form puppy, i was able to doit from puppy, then i restart again back to ubuntu, now with the folder in ubuntu partition i now have to put each file/folder where it was supposed to be, but again i saw some older with the padlock icon and with the same problem, that i can't move it because i have no permission. i tryed to find some help before opening this thread but all i want was to open a gksudo nautilus on terminal, but that doesnt fix anything, because that open a wibdows and i only can move "locked" files withing that folder, and those are my files i need to move it all the time, i can't open a gksudo nautilus every time i want to move one of my files.
I am not sure if this is posted somewhere else, if it is sorry. Anyways I downloaded files to my desktop from firefox and i need them to be in usr/local file, but if i try to put it in there it tells me permission denied. Is there anyway around this?
F15 Gnome edition. I am trying to move files, no big deal, except they keep moving themselves back again about 4-5 seconds later. This happens in nautilus, gnome-commander, or even at the command line. See the following output. The volume is NTFS, but I have ntfs-3g installed, and i've never had this problem before with NTFS volumes.
Code: [root@kermitfed store]# ls animalstore Cymande Groundation Mutiny
I like the buttons on the left. I'm running 10.04 & I know how to move them. The problem is that changing themes will move them back right. OK, if the new theme has them on the right that's OK. But going back to the other theme doesn't change them back. They don't seem to be controlled by the theme, or I'm just not doing it right.
I have limited experience in terminal, but let me first explain what I am trying to do to see if there is some easier way to do it. Basically I want to change the skin in aMSN. I downloaded the new skin but am unable to unzip or move it without /root permissions. I don't know how to acquire this without being in terminal. So I figured there had to be some way to go into the terminal and use it to move the unzipped folder from the desktop to the aMSN skins folder.
I get a SD card. Put in the SD reader. It's empty. I go to my super-important-pictures-to-a-monthly-relatory folder and select all files. Select them for MOVE. Paste them on the SD card. When the move/paste process is finished, i click on the "Eject" button on top of the SD card name. Card's ejected. I can't access the card anymore. I take out the card and put on my other computer. From 300 pictures, there are only 10 available, the remaining ones are there, but with 0bytes and unrecoveable. I panic. I go back to my main computer, my pictures are not there anymore. The pictures were on the Home folder. I panic again. I reset the computer and boot on the LiveCD. I install foremost, scalpel, photorec and about everything till my USB drive complains about being filled up. I run everything and I can't recover my files. I'm in the danger of getting fired. Things like that makes Windows sounds more appealing. When you securely remove a pendrive, things get REALLY pasted there before screwing everything up with a removal.
Bottom line up front: I'd like to move my window controls from the right corner to the left corner in 10.04.
All of my window controls (minimize, close, etc) are back on the right hand corner of the window, and after my upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 they were on the left. I briefly tried E16 with gnome, didn't like it, and removed all. This caused metacity to become unconfigured, and now all of the themes have window controls on the right.
Where can I fix it so the window controls are back where the 10.04 ubuntu wanted them?
On my laptop, squeeze has /, /boot, /usr, /home and I think /tmp /var on separate partitions. I want more space for apps and to not have to be so frugal with /home. Earlier this week I shrank sda1, freeing up 40 GB. I wanted to start moving the squeeze partitions, but GParted logically enough denied it since they were mounted, duh. I'm glad for that, because I was getting overeager and hadn't made even a full system backup.
This is one of those situations where choice, while good, makes it hard to get started. I wouldn't mind using dump, but doesn't it inefficiently copy the whole partition regardless of empty space? I figure tar could do as well, but is it a problem that it doesn't preserve all the meta info? As a starting point, I'd like to have an "quick" and safe way to make sure that if something happens while moving partitions, I can do a restore. I can progress to more optimal solutions later on, like semi- or fully automated incremental backup.
So what is a sure-fire way to do this while preserving all info? Should I stick with something like clonezilla, can I manage it from within Debian (CLI, ready-made script, GUI), is there a still better way?
I was moving a folder using Nautilus from an internal drive to a USB drive when suddenly, the power failed and the system rebooted before the UPS could go into backup. After I booted the PC again, half the files are are in neither of the drives. Do they go into a temporary folder first? There's nothing in /tmp and there's no Lost+Found folder. Is there anyway to get back those files? I'll always copy and delete from now on instead of moving.
I am setting up a Demo website that I am hosting in a Debian Lenny VM, I have installed Apache, mySQL, and PHP5 I know the php server is working because if I place an info php file I can see it in the browser. However, I downloaded phpfusion, as well as phpmyadmin and they are on my desktop, I open a superuser file browser (also added write access to /var/www to everybody and copied the files over as me) and copied over the files. Once in the www folder they are no longer seen as "valid" php files, if I try to access them with iceweasel, IE, Konquerer it asks me if I want to download the file. If I look at the files on my desktop they have different icons. I have attached a screenshot. I can't tell what the difference is, but obviously there is one otherwise the icons wouldn't be different. Does anyone have any idea what's going on here or a way to rectify it?
im switching. Vista is......yeah nothing needs to be said. Anyways i only have a few things preventing me from switching, biggest is Ubuntu is currently partinioned on 10gigs of my hard drive, the rest is mostly crap. All i want off vista is music, pictures, and a few videos. how do i get them onto the ubuntu side, or allocate more space to use a friends external harddrive. I know Wine is used for WoW(problem solved) but how about ventillo and the rarely played EvE online? also if possible i need to bring those over as well. other than than Ubuntu kicks the **** out of any windows or mac OS ive ever used. but thats not sayin a whole lot.
i want to copy files from a local ubuntu 10.04 machine to a remote XP machine on a LAN.using gnome terminal server client i'm able to copy text but not files!is this possible to achieve with terminal server client or do i need to use another program? if so whit and how?
After updating to 10.10, I started getting hard freezes on a regular (read: every 10 min.during use) basis. A bit of diagnosis showed me that it was only a problem during periods of intensive I/O activity (moving files, downloading, etc.).A bug report started with:BUG: soft lockup - CUP#0 stuck for 61s! [kswapd0:26]I reinstalled 9.04, and was able to successfully copy 15gb from one drive to another. I upgraded to 9.10, and copied it back.Upgraded to 10.04 and copied it again. 10.10, it copied a few mb and froze.
I have windows 7 and am soon to partition a large amount of my drive over to linux. I'd rather all of my computer be linux but I'm unsure how to get my files to my other partition, I don't have a thumbdrive and my email doesn't have much space. I have 300 gbs of room, 150 will be linux, how do I get the 100 gigs moved from my windows partition to my linux so I have more space on my linux.
I downloaded some backgrounds from Gnome Art and am having trouble moving them to the backgrounds folder. I've been trying this: sudo mv desktop <filename> usr/share/backgrounds.I moved to the desktop to make it easier.
I,m using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gimp. Ive got a lot of photos etc and need to back these up. Can I anyone suggest a good backup solution which does not require e to keep copying the same files? IE: Once the files are backed up I only want to back the files used since last back up?
Is there a command for moving a certain amount-or all files-of a certain type? I know how to move files around but I can't find anything that explains how you would move multiple files at once.Writing this, I wonder, is it possible to move files by their size-moving all files under or over a certain size-rather than by type or name? I've looked but can't find how to do this, or if it's possible. Can't find anything on google with any combination of search terms.
I have a directory tree with lots of folders. I need to gather all files of same type, say .txt, and place them in a different folder all by themselves.
I know I can use the mv command, but it won't let me go through all the subdirectories of my folder, just the current one. How can I search through all subdirectories for all .txts or whatever and move them to a folder of my choosing?
I'm moving my site to a new VPS and need to learn how to move the files from my current server to the new one. I'd rather not download everything to my computer and then re-upload everything... seems like a lot of wasted time. There has to be a way to copy between the two servers, but how? I have heard someone mention rsync... is that a program I could use? If so, how?
I have encountered the following error, taylor@ubuntu:~/Projects/Slicer4/Applications/CLI/Multiply/Data$ mkdir Baseline taylor@ubuntu:~/Projects/Slicer4/Applications/CLI/Multiply/Data$ svn mv ~/Projects/Slicer4/Testing/Data/Baseline/CLI/MultiplyTest.nrrd Baseline svn: 'Baseline' is not a working copy
I am simply trying to move a file (MultiplyTest.nrrd) into a new directory (Baseline) in order to make the program (Slicer4) more organized. I googled my error and found a few like it but they all involved installing SVN so none of the solutions apply to me. And I have tried deleting Baseline and remaking it.
i have about 2 TB of 700mb avi files as data on disc want to spread it across two 2TB ext usb drives (sata 3.5 inside the housing) obviously i have to rip them to the laptop and then move to the ext hdd (omg laborious little task) am i better doing the ripping in meerkat or in a windows machine? files need to be accessible by W7, XP, and meerkat to vlc player. what should i format the discs to?
I'm in the process of moving /tmp out of the root filesystem to it's own (larger) partition. From a LiveCD I've:
1. Created the new part (ext4 format and is /dev/sda4) 2. Mounted the installed OS root filesystem (/dev/sda1) as /slash 3. Mounted /dev/sda4 as /newtmp 4. Using gksudo nautilus I'm trying to copy the contents of /slash/tmp to /newtmp
I have 4 files that won't copy - returning the error "Can't copy special files". These are related to ORBit it seems:
Questions are: a. Will GDM or ORBit fail if I start up without these? b. Or will they just be recreated on the fly if found to be missing? c. What's the best way to proceed?
I use nautilus and its awful. The only good thing are the tabs and the bookmarks on the cons:
* it freezes now and then when moving lots of files.
* Slow to navigate while large amounts of data are moving or displaying.
* Slow presenting of files where there are a lot of them (it should only render whatever is in screen and maybe render a properly sized navigation bar. Anything else shouldnt freeze the client. Render at its once pace if at all. I dont move the scroll bar it shouldnt freeze
* It doesnt queue (meaning it moves everything at the same time instead of queueing stuff, what makes moving stuff take longer) .
I'm wondering what might be causing some VERY long delays when I move groups of files from one directory to another on the same drive. In the GUI, I simply multi(shift)select a few dozen items at once (a set of JPEGs previously downloaded from my camera) and drag them together from the source directory window (where I downloaded all the images from the memory card) into a new/empty folder/window specific to that group of images. Just routine sorting of files basically... Once I 'let go' ('dropping' the items into their destination) there's often a SURPRISINGLY long delay before I can do something else within the GUI... open another file, or rename an item, etc... This delay can take a few seconds to more than a minute (if moving a couple hundred files at once)... this 'wait' during such a routine 'housekeeping' task seems surprising to me. During these delays, I CAN open/use other programs such as System Monitor or a browser... it just seems that additional GUI/filesystem tasks must wait out the delay before proceeding. If I go ahead and try to do another filesystem task during the delay anyway, it gets buffered... the file won't open/next files don't get moved/etc... UNTIL the delay from the first operation is complete (updated item counts resulting from file moves aren't reflected in List View until the delay is finished too).
According to System Monitor (see image attachment for screen cap during one of these delays...) one CPU is pegged (the "gvfsd-metadata" process, which I guess corresponds to the file/move) and the other 3 cores are relatively idle, and there's plenty of free RAM/no swap. I'd have thought such a delay wouldn't be an issue with Ubuntu/my PC... maybe I have something set up incorrectly? Other clues: intermittently, during these delays/file operations, the GUI shuts down all open windows (folders)... as if the delays/buffered tasks caused some sort of reset. The hard drive is internal SATA formatted regular Ext4 and the Ubuntu on my PC is the 32-bit version since I figured my Dell is too old (about 4-5 years) to justify the 64-bit version. Like most folks, there are LOTS of files/folders on my drives, but I only have 3 file windows open at once most of the time, and am only displaying the item names and 'sizes'... no other columns. Nothing other than the 'move' itself is running at the time which could help explain the delay.