Permissions

Asked by Ray Snyder on 2011-02-14

I was upgrading from 8.04 to 10.04 when my computer froze. Now I can't boot at all. I have files and pictures I would like to retrieve. I can see them using a ubuntu CD but I don't have permissions to copy them. Can somebody help?

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2011-02-16
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2011-02-16
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2011-02-14
Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

When /home/user is 750 (directory) or 640 (files) others aren't allowed to access from LiveCD, so just try 'sudo'.
e.g. open Nautilus via terminal:
gksudo nautilus

Backup important files and try a new installation of 10.04 or 10.10.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaverickMeerkat/ReleaseNotes
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

Ray Snyder (snyderrcs) said : #2

Thanks Samantha (aka Sam), that solved my question.

Ray Snyder (snyderrcs) said : #3

Thank you very much Sam. Specially for my pictures.

Thank You,
Ray Snyder