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I have a problem executing nautilus in root mode on a fresh installation. I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, and the first thing I did after first boot was run the command gksudo nautilus, I've got this error message:

Nautilus could not create the required folder "/root/.config/nautilus". Before running Nautilus, please create the following folder, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create it.

I am triple booting Windows 7, Fedora 17 and Ubuntu 12.04. My partition configuration is this:

sda1 --> (ntfs) Windows 7 boot partition

sda2 --> (ntfs) Windows 7

sda3 --> (ext4) Fedora 17 /boot partition

sda4 --> Extended partition

sda5 --> LVM Fedora 17, with 3 partitions inside (/, /home and swap)

sda6 --> (ext4) Ubuntu 12.04 /boot partition

sda7 --> (ext4) Ubuntu 12.04 swap partition

sda8 --> (ext4) Ubuntu 12.04 / partition

sda9 --> (ext4) Ubuntu 12.04 /home partition

The MBR is using Windows, so is this one which is controlling the machine boot menu.

Looks like Nautilus does not have permission to write in /root/.config, but it should right? I prefer asking before doing nothing wrong.

Any ideas?

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Could you try the following two commands as root in a terminal and paste the output here please: ls -l / and ls -la /root/. –  jmetz Jul 25 '12 at 15:21
Have you tried sudo nautilus, and gksu nautilus? –  Mitch Jul 25 '12 at 16:19
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