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browse files as root live session

asked 2015-06-19 05:42:43 -0500

Inoki gravatar image

Hi folks,

recently I wanted to give Fedora a try for the first time. I downloaded the Fedora 22 Design Suite ISO and made a LiveUSB, booted successfully to the desktop but when I wanted to give the installation a go I stumbled upon a problem.

As a long time Ubuntu user I have Xubuntu (Xfce 4.12) currently installed and prior to installing Fedora I wanted to do the usual - mount /home, then browse it via "sudo nautilus" and delete old config files and any settings I do not wish to keep and proceed to the install.

For some reason browsing files as root doesn't work, as no mounted media are visible. Via non-sudo user I can see all my files, as root no.

Is this a normal feature of Fedora, or is it a bug?

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answered 2015-06-20 04:07:04 -0500

Inoki gravatar image

I got help in IRC and the solution was to:

  • do sudo su in terminal to become root

  • do mkdir /mnt/tmp to create a
    temporary folder to mount my files in

  • do mount /dev/sda# /mnt/tmp where
    sda# is the drive I want to mount

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answered 2015-06-19 10:22:02 -0500

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well you can do that on your terminal change to root via su - and then call nautilus as root to get view all your files. As far as I know it is normal on Fedora.

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That didn't work, I still could not see my files.

Inoki gravatar imageInoki ( 2015-06-20 04:03:14 -0500 )edit

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