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Old 01-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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how to get inside the root directory ???


how do user get inside the root directory from linux Genome desktop without using the terminal?
 
Old 01-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hi ratotopi,

If you are talking about getting into root user's home directory then normal users are not allowed to get into it.

EDIT: If you are talking about / directory then you can go via: Places --> Computer --> File System

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Old 01-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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What do you mean by "get inside"? What are you trying to do? Why not the terminal?
 
Old 01-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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I know I can get inside the root directory from terminal using root password but isn't there a way we can do the same in GUI without using the terminal ?

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Most distros have GUI file managers (nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm, etc) available in their repos.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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you can use gksudo.

Kind regards

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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I was wondering if

Have you thought that if you do not know how to get there, perhaps you do not BELONG there?

What exactly are you trying to do?
 
Old 01-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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Have you thought that if you do not know how to get there, perhaps you do not BELONG there?
What exactly are you trying to do?
From the OP
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I know I can set inside the root directory from terminal using root password but isn't there a way we can do the same in GUI without using the terminal ?
Kind regards
 
Old 01-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #9
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if you are using Ubuntu, open the terminal and
Code:
sudo  nautilus
. if you are using a different distribution that uses such instead of sudo, go to the terminal and as your normal user,
Code:
gksu
and when it asks what to command, type Nautilus. these instructions will open the gnome file manager 'nautilus' in root and you can then navigate /root
 
Old 01-25-2012, 10:46 AM   #10
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Have you thought that if you do not know how to get there, perhaps you do not BELONG there?

What exactly are you trying to do?
When you were born you didn't know how to get anywhere, are you still the same ?
 
Old 01-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #11
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if you are using Ubuntu, open the terminal and
Code:
sudo  nautilus
. if you are using a different distribution that uses such instead of sudo, go to the terminal and as your normal user,
Code:
gksu
and when it asks what to command, type Nautilus. these instructions will open the gnome file manager 'nautilus' in root and you can then navigate /root
thanks I can do my work with sudo nautilus
 
  


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