First time ubunu user, copying a folder to a root directory

وفا خلیقی، Vafa Khalighi vafa at live.com.au
Thu May 22 00:22:46 UTC 2008


Thanks

I tried the 2nd way and it worked beautifuly.

"I hope to die                                      ___       _____
before I *have* to use Microsoft Word.",           0--,|    /OOOOOOO\
Donald E. Knuth, 02-Oct-2001 in Tuebingen.        <_/  /  /OOOOOOOOOOO\
                                                   \  \/OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO\
                                                     \ OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO|//
Vafa Khalighi                                        \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
                          //  /     \\  \
                  ^^^^^       ^^^^^


> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 01:05:07 +0200
> From: c.david at jacobs-university.de
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: First time ubunu user, copying a folder to a root directory
> 
> 
> 
> وفا خلیقی، Vafa Khalighi wrote:
> > Hi, I am just a new ubuntu user and used suse previously, ubuntu is 
> > far better than suse but I have a bit of problem
> >
> > when I try to copy or say drag and drop a folder to  a root directory, 
> > It does not allow me to do it. I activated my root account and I can 
> > activate it by writing su in the terminal but when I open gdm.conf and 
> > change Allowroot=false to Allowroot=true, it does not allow me to save 
> > it having in mind that I entered su in the terminal so I should have a 
> > root permision.
> >
> > Can you please tell me how can I copy a folder from desktop to a root 
> > directory.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > "I hope to die                                      ___       _____
> > before I *have* to use Microsoft Word.",           0--,|    /OOOOOOO\
> > Donald E. Knuth, 02-Oct-2001 in Tuebingen.        <_/  /  /OOOOOOOOOOO\
> >                                                    \  \/OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO\
> >                                                      \ 
> > OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO|//
> > Vafa Khalighi                                        \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
> >                           //  /     \\  \
> >                   ^^^^^       ^^^^^
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> 
> You can try...
> 1) $ sudo su
> and then
> # nautilus &
> and do your job in a GUI mode
> or
> 2) $ sudo cp source destination  //with a -r somewhere around here
> or, if you want a cut paste action
> $ sudo mv source destination //also with a -r for recursive
> 
> That's all i can think right now,
> Catalin David
> 
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