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Old 08-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
pepemoko
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Unable to copy some files when in LiveCD - sudo nautilus


Hi there,

I had to boot my PC from a Live CD (Ubuntu 9.10) and backup files from my home-dir.
I used sudo nautilus to access these files on the mounted home partition.
Problem: some (important) files do not copy to the external hard disc (FAT32).
Example:
"The file "bookmarks-2010-07-30.json" cannot be handled because you do not have permissions to read it."

Could anybody help, please?

Regards, Pepe
 
Old 08-03-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hi pepemoko,
just a thought,make sure that you launch as root all nautilus instances.
To make it easier
> sudo su -
> nautilus
and use this window to make all your copies.

Regards.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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sorry, doesn't work

Hi geo_gt,

your first command works, second:

> root@ubuntu:~# nautilus
> Could not parse arguments: Cannot open display:
> root@ubuntu:~#
 
Old 08-03-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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Actually the correct syntax for Ubuntu is:

Code:
gksu nautilus
That's different than some other distros, so it is an understandable mistake.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:18 PM   #5
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no avail yet...

Hi Snowpine,

the command you provided results in this output, whereupon Nautilus opens, but the permission is still not given to read/copy some files:

Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ gksu nautilus
(nautilus:3958): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension

** (nautilus:3958): WARNING **: No marshaller for signature of signal 'UploadFinished'

** (nautilus:3958): WARNING **: No marshaller for signature of signal 'DownloadFinished'

** (nautilus:3958): WARNING **: No marshaller for signature of signal 'ShareCreateError'

--- Hash table keys for warning below:
--> root
--> user #1001
--> inode/directory
--> l2051
--> 1001
--> l17
Shutting down nautilus-gdu extension

(nautilus:3958): Eel-WARNING **: "unique eel_ref_str" hash table still has 6 elements at quit time (keys above)

(nautilus:3958): Eel-WARNING **: "nautilus-directory.c: directories" hash table still has 6 elements at quit time
Regards, Pp
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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That is weird; I thought root could do anything. Sorry I cannot be of further assistance but I am not really an Ubuntu expert.
 
  


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