Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188439
Can't create directories in USB thumb-drives
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:28:07 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to create a directory from within Nautilus into /media/disk an error
pops up saying "invalid arguments"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert thumbdrive, allow nautilus to mount it
2. Open the drive with Nautilus.
3. Try to create a directory
"Invalid Arguments" when trying to create a new directroy. Only way to create a
directory is through the command line.
To be able to create new directories from the contextual menu.
All Nautilus packages installed (rpm -qa | grep nautilus):
Just to add that this problem is still present in nautilus-2.14.1, same error.
I find it hard to believe that no-one else has this problem, but I guess I'll
have to test in other FC5 systems, then.
Is this a fat filesystem that doesn't support more than 8+3 chars perhaps? Maybe
it can't create a file called "untitled folder".
Yes, this is a vfat filesystem (FAT32) and I had it working on FC4 just fine
(granted, after a Nautilus update)
vfat should work ok, as long as its mounted to support long filenames.
Does 'mkdir "untitled folder"' work on the filesystem from the shell?
Actually it does, as strange as it sounds, it does, and after doing that, well
it corrected... Strange.
It "corrected"? What do you mean? Did the bug go away?
After issuing an mkdir from console, I was able to right-click create a
directory from within Nautilus... I'll install the vfat utility programs and run
an fsck on the drive, maybe that's preventing Nautilus to write long names on it
as some mount options or whatnot, once done that, I'll try again.