nautilus vs konq

rikona rikona at
Sat Oct 30 00:42:11 UTC 2010

Hello Mark,

Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:06:11 PM, Mark wrote:

M> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 1:58 PM, rikona <rikona at> wrote:
>> I have a second disk in box1 that was essentially a backup disk
>> from the previous Mandriva install, and from which I moved data to
>> UB. It's time to do a backup, and before using a dedicated backup
>> method, I thought I'd see what happens with a simple copy. Nautius
>> sees the disk and offered to mount and open it - but it will not
>> let me create a new folder to copy files into. All 'new folder'
>> locations are grayed out in nautilus. I tried opening media/[long
>> string] in konq, and konq was happy to create a folder and do the
>> copy. Why are the 'new folder' locations all grayed out in
>> Nautilus? 
M> Ownership issues on the target drive?

Konq is quite happy to make folders on, and copy files to, the same
drive. Does nautilus need different permissions than konq?

>> I have not previously run into the [long string] as a disk reference.
>> Where does that [long string] come from?
M> Disk UUID perhaps.

Is that stored on the disk, and thus stays the same, or 'made up' each
time? Why use the UUID instead of, say, the disk label? The label
would sure make a lot more sense to the observer...

Thanks for the help,



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