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i want to clear space on my computer in order to download drivers for my internet, so i tried moving files to a different location, unfortunately i dont have permission to do this, how do i change this, i should point out that i am not logged in, i think im a guest or something because if i log in i can not gain access to the internet to download the drivers that i need, so im using the cd and using the try ubunt feature to try achieve downloading the drivers. this is very frustrating for me as im new and have not got a clue how to do this

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Have a look at my Post, see if it helps. –  Mitch Jul 3 '13 at 5:49

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If you use the Try Ubuntu feature and fire up Terminal, type in the following command:

    sudo su

This will log you in as super user without typing a password. You should see the word root before the prompt. Then you can change directory and you will have permission.

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ok i have the root prompt, what do i type in after that? –  James Jul 3 '13 at 3:14
    
also when i right click the files i want to move, it only comes up "send to" not "move to" what is the problem there? will they both do the same thing and completely move the files from one space to another? –  James Jul 3 '13 at 3:23
    
Do this in Terminal. So, after 'sudo su', cd into the directory that contains the file that you wish to move, then use the following syntax: 'mv nameOfFile /location/of/where/you/want/to/move'. Using 'pwd' helps you determine your current file directory location. This will make it easier to specify where you want to move your file to. Also, note the space I put between nameOfFile and /location. –  sameetandpotatoes Jul 3 '13 at 3:40
    
ok im having major problems with this, i want to move files in the computer, these files contai then folders: bin, boot, cdrom, dev, etc, home, lib, media, mnt, opt, proc, rofs, root, run, sbin, selinux, srv, sys, tmp, usr, var and 4 files: initrd.img, initrd.img.old, vmlinuz and vmlinuz.old. im not sure if i can move these file cuz they may be the basic files to run ubuntu, im not sure, i just want them moved form the computer to the 110GB hard drive, is this possible? –  James Jul 3 '13 at 4:00
    
I do not think it would be possible because when you installed Ubuntu, you installed the bootloader also. Moving those files will not move the bootloader, thus rendering your system unable to boot. I would recommend fresh installing Ubuntu on the 110 GB Hard Drive. After this, you should have plenty of space to install those drivers you mentioned. –  sameetandpotatoes Jul 3 '13 at 4:12

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