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Old 11-26-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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organizing files


Any programs I have been downloading I have sent to /home/endezeichen. I also extract them there. It's starting to get a little cluttered and when I attempted to move them into folders by category I got the msg " error while moving, because you do not have permission to change it or its parent folder" Is it safe to move these files to different folders... or is that going to prevent them from working correctly?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:54 PM   #2
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it might depend on the individual program, but in general i do not think it will. but i'm not sure what will happen if you try to uninstall an installed program from the new location -- most likely that would work fine, too, though. why don't you test moving a non-essential program first and see if anything breaks?

what i do is make a "download" folder in my home directory, and then also branch that out into programs, docs, graphics, etc. in linux it seems you can't have too many subdirectories. makes things a lot easier to manage.

hth
 
Old 11-26-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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I agree with synaptical

If you want to move one of those directories do a

chmod -R 750 directory

Then you will be able to move it.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:10 PM   #4
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As for the unistall-discussion it strongly depends ;)

If it's tar-balls: might give problems, use checkinstall,
and then remove the directories ...

If it's plain package stuff of some kind:
rpm, deb, tgz (slackpack) ... just move
them happily ;)


Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: You should put your distro in your user info,
makes life easier for others. Also, when talking
about the files, you could have mentioned their
type and such ;)
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:24 PM   #5
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I have a second 1GB hard drive that I store all my downloaded stuff on. I can also really screw up Linux and reinstall and not lose the files. A seperate /home partition works to. That has saved me a many of times. I like to tinker and am fairly new to this Linux.

Your getting good ideas though.

Later

 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
I have a second 1GB hard drive that I store all my downloaded stuff on. I can also really screw up Linux and reinstall and not lose the files. A seperate /home partition works to. That has saved me a many of times. I like to tinker and am fairly new to this Linux.
I haven't added a second hard drive yet. However, I always have a seperate parition for backups. I put all my downloaded files, backup personal files, and use it as a shared drive for things like wallpaper. I wrote a script to backup config files and important files and move them to that partition.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 10:23 PM   #7
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Yea, I have a slow 24K dial-up. I hate to download something and then have to do it again.

You should see me do emerge -u system in Gentoo. I go to sleep. I sometimes have to stop it part way through and restart the next night.

I need DSL!!

Pardon me while I go have a good cry.




 
Old 11-26-2003, 10:30 PM   #8
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dalek,

That's me. It sucks trying to download OpenOffice.org or Mozilla I'll be getting cable in about two months. Then I'll be smoking and burning the crap out of cdrw's.

I always back up my stuff to cd. Saved me a lot of headache.

Last edited by darthtux; 11-26-2003 at 10:33 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:41 PM   #9
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OK, new user (SuSe 9.0) with a Toshiba laptop, 40GB. I have successfully set the system up with LILO for dual boot into Linux/XP. I wanted to use a 13GB FAT32 partition for sharing files, but Linux only shows my /windows/C (NTFS) partition on the desktop, not the /windows/D (FAT 32) partition.

Here is my partition info:
DEVICE SIZE TYPE MOUNT START END
/dev/hda 37.2 GB TOSHIBA 0 4863
/dev/hda1 13.3 GB HPHS/NTFS /windows/C 0 1736
/dev/hda2 941.2MB Linux swap swap 1737 1856
/dev/hda3 10.0 GB Linux native / 1857 3162
/dev/hda4 13.0 GB Win95 FAT32 LBA /windows/D 3163 4863

When I boot into XP, I can access the D drive, but from Linux it does not show and seems unaccessible. What did I do wrong?

Much Thanks
Forres
 
Old 04-13-2004, 03:38 PM   #10
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Ummm ... why did you re-anmiate a 7 months old
thread that had NOTHING to do with your question
to post it?



Cheers,
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Old 04-13-2004, 04:21 PM   #11
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yes, you really should start your own thread forres. also you need to provide more info. it's impossible to tell what might be wrong from what you told us. are you getting any error messages? what happens when you try to mount the partition (e.g., : mount -t vfat /dev/dha4 /mnt/win ) ?
 
  


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