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Old 05-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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Partition (or Dolphin, KDE) won't allow writing to drive. KDE


I am using a new install of Kubuntu 10.04 LTS.
My system is a 64-bit AMD desktop.

I use a small partition for my entire Kubuntu install, and use separate, larger partitions for my media and work files.

I opened up Dolphin (my KDE file manager) via GUI, navigated to my media partition, and attempted to create a new folder by
right-click->
Create New->
New Folder-> etc

The Create New in the menu is ghosted out, as if I have no permission to access it.

How can I write files to the drive?

Go easy, I am NOT intuitive when using the console!

Thanks!
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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Open Dolphin as root

Code:
kdesu dolphin
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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Code:
neally@honeybear:/media/disk-1$ kdesu dolphin
kdesu: command not found
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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By the way, when I navigated to the drive via gui (before I started this thread), KDE Sudo dialog box popped up and asked me for root password. Would I not already be root after entering the password??
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #5
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You also can try su enter key
Roots password enter key
dolphin enter
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #6
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Code:
neally@honeybear:~$ su
Password: 
su: Authentication failure
Something is NOT right here. My password is not entered wrong.
????????????????????
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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By the way, when I navigated to the drive via gui (before I started this thread), KDE Sudo dialog box popped up and asked me for root password. Would I not already be root after entering the password??
You should. Not sure what is going on with your install. So maybe

http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php...content=102548

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Description:
Open Dolphin as Root is a basic service menu for KDE4 and Dolphin 1.2.x which will create an Open as Root menu when right-clicking directories.

To install it, just copy the open_as_root.desktop file into ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus, where ~ is your home directory.
If you have autologin enabled. That might also be the root cause of your problem also. Just guessing though.
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #8
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Roky,
How do I find the Open As Root file?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:40 PM   #9
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Usually it is in /etc/sudoers or /etc/shadow.

Last edited by rokytnji; 05-17-2011 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #10
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When I click on the "Download" button on the site referenced above, it just taes me to a very plain text. Is that what I will copy?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #11
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There is no directory
/ServiceMenus
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #12
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I shouldn't be posting to this thread because I don't run KDE. But If Kde has a run in menu like gexec. You can try opening the run box and typing in

Code:
dolphin
tick the box that says run as root. Type in password when prompted. And Dolphin should
open as root. Not sure why your password for root is no good either. You can reset root password by booting your live Kubuntu CD.

Just type in at live cd boot screen

Code:
single
when you get to command line boot up then

Code:
passwd
to change or renter your password for root.
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
You also can try su enter key
Roots password enter key
dolphin enter
Quote:
Code:

neally@honeybear:~$ su
Password:
su: Authentication failure

Something is NOT right here. My password is not entered wrong.
????????????????????
This will not work for you, in *buntu the root-account is not enabled.
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #14
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Thanks Tobi
What do I do now?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #15
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I am getting more lost, confused, frustrated, and closer to a Windows re-install, the more I type to this site. Who can help me, not just tell me the correct (or incorrect) commands, but explain what it means and why I am doing it?
 
  


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