File deletion problem

  • johne53
Posted: Sun, 03/01/2009 - 11:01
My laptop contains an internal hard drive, formatted into several partitions. Some contain my various OS's such as Linux and Windows and one is formatted for ext2fs. I use this for storing projects with large data files - such as Ardour sessions, where the media files can be very bulky. All of a sudden I'm getting a strange error whenever I try to delete anything from this ext2fs partition. When I drag the unwanted file to the waste bin, a dialog box pops up saying "Not on same file system for file "XXXX" - where XXXX is the path to the file I'm trying to delete. This message gets displayed, even if I try to delete the file as root. No matter what method I use to delete the file, I keep getting the same message. Any idea what might be wrong??

I managed to fix the problem

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 18:45
I managed to fix the problem by renaming /home/ and creating a new home folder for myself. This created a new trash folder. At first I lost a lot of settings but I was able to get them back by copying things from the renamed home folder.