Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Beans
    232
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

    Ubuntu-10.04

    I have Ubuntu-10.04 on sda1 and Mageia2 on sdb5

    After mounting Mageia from Ubuntu I want to edit a file that is in the /opt folder

    When doing this the file from Ubuntu /opt opens not the one in Mageia

    Both files in Ubuntu and Mageia are in the /opt folder

    How can I open the one in mageia ??
    Ubuntu Lucid 10.04
    Puppy Linux 5.28
    Mageia 2

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Australian in Germany
    Beans
    4,010
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

    Tell us how you are trying to open the file. That may well have a bearing on the problem.
    Michael

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Beans
    232
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

    Audiomick

    Thanks for the reply

    In Ubuntu I click on places > and mount Mageia it shows on desktop as mounted

    In Mageia I click on /opt/Moneydance/Moneydance

    It then opens the Ubuntu Moneydance file instead of the Mageia file
    Ubuntu Lucid 10.04
    Puppy Linux 5.28
    Mageia 2

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Australian in Germany
    Beans
    4,010
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

    Hmmm, that sounds quite odd.

    The first thing I would do is open gedit and try open the file from there instead of clicking on it.

    The folder /opt belongs to root, so you will need root privileges to change anything in there. I think you will need to start gedit with
    Code:
    gksudo gedit
    from a terminal and then choose "open" from the file menu and navigate to the location of the file you want to edit.
    Michael

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Beans
    232
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

    Micheal

    Using gedit and navigating to the application still opens the Ubuntu one

    A suggestion in the irc channel said to use /media/mountpoint /mnt

    How would I use that command

    Thanks
    Ray
    Ubuntu Lucid 10.04
    Puppy Linux 5.28
    Mageia 2

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Australian in Germany
    Beans
    4,010
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Editing file from ubuntu in another o/s

    Sorry, can't help you with that.
    Michael

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •