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Old 05-08-2008, 07:08 AM   #1
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user rights

i am using Ubuntu 8.04

i have a problem creating a new folder in Computer/Filesystem/etc/opt
i right click, and the "Create Folder" is grey in colour (unclickable)

is there a command i have to type in terminal so that i can create a new folder?
or is there any other methods?

thank you
Old 05-08-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
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It seems you do not have permissions to create folder. If you are trying that as normal user, it is a security feature of linux wherein normal users do not have write permissions to system folders like /etc. Only root has that power.

In case you are root, but still cannot create folder, check the permissions on the parent folder. It should be writable. "man chmod" should help.


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