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Old 10-08-2003, 04:04 PM   #1
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Nautilus, "Create Folder" problem...

I have a partition I mount to /extra to store downloads and stuff, so I can keep my home directory to a one CD backup. Anyway, in /extra I can do a mkdir as a user, but the Nautilus "Create Folder" option is not accessible. I did a "mkdir downloads" as a user and inside it I can "Create Folder" just fine. As root I did a "chmod 777 /extra". Will Nautilus not let me do it because root is the owner?

This is not critical for me, but I'm trying to get my family to HAPPILY accept Linux.

thanks for any ideas,
Old 10-08-2003, 04:45 PM   #2
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'As root I did a "chmod 777 /extra".'

You might try:

chmod 777 /extra/* -R

You also might move /extra to /home/user/extra, set the owner to user and set the group to whatever group all the users are in (for example rockers) with:

chown user:rockers /home/user/extra

chown user:rockers /home/user/extra/* -R

chmod 777 /home/user/extra/* -R

Then change /etc/fstab to make /home/user/extra the mount point and boot.

As another thought, your problem may be that your settings in /etc/fstab for /extra conflict with what you are trying to do.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites

Last edited by jailbait; 10-08-2003 at 04:47 PM.
Old 10-08-2003, 06:28 PM   #3
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I forgot about chown. I left it at /extra and changed ownership to the user group and now Nautilus likes it.



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