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    No Permissions to extract zip files

    Never used ubuntu before. I want to install bolehvpn on a VM with ubuntu. I can download file. When I try to extract zip files to etc/openvpn I get access denied. you do not have permissions. When I try and create new folders inside openvpn folder I get access denied, you do not have permission. I tried sudo nautilus but this does not give me access to file system where I need to extract and add files. I am not a novice to windows but I am to ubuntu so I hope this is not my one and only try with linux

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    Re: No Permissions to extract zip files

    If you run unzip from the command line, you can use sudo with it, and extract the files wherever you want.
    Code:
    sudo unzip ...
    "sudo nautilus" should give you access to everything. Could you provide more detail on why that's not working?

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    Re: No Permissions to extract zip files

    Try this for root permission in the file browser. Warning! With nautilus in root mode you can delete critical files and break your system.
    Code:
    gksu nautilus

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    Re: No Permissions to extract zip files

    when I run sudo nautilus in a terminal I get my home directory. I need access to the file system where I can extract zip files to the folder ect/openvpn. All I get in nautilus is a home directory.

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    Re: No Permissions to extract zip files

    okay I did it. Thanks.

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    Re: No Permissions to extract zip files

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph_Smytth View Post
    when I run sudo nautilus in a terminal I get my home directory. I need access to the file system where I can extract zip files to the folder ect/openvpn. All I get in nautilus is a home directory.
    You should be able to navigate through the File System in nautilus.

    But, you can always just open /etc/openvpn:
    Code:
    gksu nautilus /etc/openvpn

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