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    archive manager permissions

    archive manager wont let me extract files to my sd card or anywhere else... what can i do... i heard of gksudo nautilus but i want to be able to extract any time i want or copy any time i want like on windows...is that possible? sorry, new to linux

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    Re: archive manager permissions

    What filesystem is your sd card?

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
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    Re: archive manager permissions

    i partitioned it into a fat16 and ext3 but i only want to access the ext3 through linux thanks for responding so quickly!

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    Re: archive manager permissions

    is it in the system>administration>authorization?
    or in system>administration>users and groups?
    these are just my guesses where to look

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    Re: archive manager permissions

    Do you know where the ext3 partition is being mounted? You can change the ownership of that mount point from root to your login name so you can write to it without using sudo or gksudo.

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h
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    Re: archive manager permissions

    ok i can see it on my desktop... or in my computer... but what is a mount point...

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    Re: archive manager permissions

    Mount point is where you mount your harddrive or partition to. Let's say you mount /dev/sdb1 to /media/disk and you need to write stuff to /dev/sdb1. Technically, you don't write it to /dev/sdb1. Instead, you copy it to /media/disk. If you see an icon on your desktop for that partition/drive, then you are looking at the mount point for that partition/drive.
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    Re: archive manager permissions

    ok so now where do i go from there?
    would there also be a solution as login as root?

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    Re: archive manager permissions

    ok i went to the properties of the partition on my desktop... i found the mount point. /media/Whiite

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    Re: archive manager permissions

    If you said it's /media/Whiite, then I assume it is you wouldn't post the outputs of those two commands. Assuming your login name is limit, you can change the ownership of /media/Whiite from root to your login name, limit.

    Code:
    sudo chown limit:limit /media/Whiite
    ls -la /media
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