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How can i copy an .iso file to the root directory in Ubuntu? Unetbootin cannot detect my ubuntu.iso unless it will be moved to the root. When I attempt to move it, into the root, the system tells me I do not have permissions. How can i assign permissions ?

  • i m not understand your question... what you want to do.? – Tiger Feb 13 '16 at 5:48
  • @tiger to me the question is clearer than your comment. Did you mean to write "I do not understand your question. What do you want to do?" ? – Anthon Feb 13 '16 at 6:22
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You mean the directory /root, right?

How about you execute the file manager Nautilus with root permission (sudo nautilus) and copy you iso where you need it? But be careful using Nautilus as root!

Maybe you should ask a different question... Do you actually want to write that iso to usb drive, or so? Why not using Disk Writer, Gnome's native tool, or dd?

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Run

gksu unetbootin

Enter your user password when prompted.

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Case A: your target directory is "/root" and your file is called file.iso

in a shell (Terminal), run

 sudo cp file.iso /root

Case B: your target directory is "/" and your file is called file.iso

in a shell (Terminal), run

 sudo cp file.iso /

In either case, enter your password when prompted.

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