why can't root level access do everything root account can do?
I noticed, not for the first time, that there are some operations that root level access isn't good enough for; I apparently musy be in the root account to do them.
For instance, I was just trying to copy some files from /home on my current distro, MEPIS 7, to /home on my PCLOS partition, and even as root--I was in the superuser Konqueror profile--I wasn't allowed to. Only once logged into the root account could I do it. Why? And can I change that?