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Zssfssz 09-23-2011 10:18 PM

File Cannot be opened error
Ok I go into dolphin and then root then the folder root and it opens nothing comes up and it says:File Can Not Be Opened (or something like that). What's going on? PS using Kubuntu (I can post stuff about that here right Kubuntu stuff goes under ubuntu fourm?)

kakaka 09-23-2011 10:43 PM

Normally ordinary User's cannot open files belonging to the User "root". Are you doing this as the User "root"?

Zssfssz 09-23-2011 10:57 PM

No I set up my own user (whats this root user?) Oh what I want to do is access some files from the drive, like in winxp:my computer; local disk(C:/) and I'm at the files I need; how would I get there? (I don't think there will be file probles I just want to move some .cpp files [C++ Code File])

yancek 09-23-2011 11:18 PM


No I set up my own user (whats this root user?
Root user is equivalent to administrator. In Kubuntu you use sudo to prefix a command in the terminal. You should be able to open a terminal and type gksu dolphin or sudo su dolphin to open the file manager. You will be prompted for your user password.

kakaka 09-24-2011 12:27 AM

Hi Zssfssz,

One thing I noticed in your original post was that you seemingly said that you went into root, then the folder root. If by that you mean that you went into / then the folder root under / in other words, you ended up in the folder whose complete path is /root then that is where, on some systems, the user root keeps root's files. On such systems, that is not the root of the file system.

If I had a Username kakaka on a Linux system I would often find my files under /home/kakaka

Zssfssz 09-24-2011 01:39 AM

Ok; all I know is in DOS it is known as: C:\ and in Linux it is called root so I went there; I have three drives so... That adds some difficulty, and the file I need was created in Windows. So (not trying to sound rude) I now understand that Root is a administrator file thingy; Once I open Dolphin and go to root ( the tab not folder) From there how would I get to Window's C:/. The actual address in Windows is: C:\ZSSF\Programing\C++\Muffins\main.cpp what would this be in Lunux? PS I put ZSSF there, it's not a system folder, I put it directly in the C drive because I love old video games and they have a problem if there is a space in the address, EX: Documents and Settings; it has two spaces and the desktop is in it (The win one) so I think I'm overexplaining the file... So yeah...
PS if you know a GOOD C++ compiler for Linux I'd love to know what it is; I like Code::Blocks so go off of that for likes/Dislikes.

corp769 09-24-2011 01:49 AM


You stil seem to be confused - First of all, there is a difference between the file location root, which is /. Then you have the user root, which is root - the equivalant of Administrator in windows. It is not an administrative file thingy..... Now besides that, are you dual booting windows and linux? If so, you most likely need to mount your windows partition, unless it is already mounted. It might be, but you need to check. Post the output of the following command:

ls -al /dev/sd* /dev/hd*
I posted both sd* and hd* because I have no clue what kind of hard drive connections you are using within your computer. A standard hard drive with a SATA connector will be listed as sdX, where X is the letter designation. An IDE based hard drive will start with hdX. I am asking you to post the output so we can see how many partitions you have on your drive(s). After you post it, we will take it from there.



Nylex 09-24-2011 01:54 AM


Originally Posted by Zssfssz (Post 4480758)
PS if you know a GOOD C++ compiler for Linux I'd love to know what it is; I like Code::Blocks so go off of that for likes/Dislikes.

Please post separate questions in separate threads. It's easier to keep track of things if there's only a single issue in a given thread.

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