Trash can not working on different partition but root

Bug #799474 reported by Zordid on 2011-06-19
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Because I have a fast, but small SSD, some of my user home files, like videos, reside on a secondary real harddisk.

I got a mountpoint /homehdd that is used as a mountpoint for my partition on the hdd.
I got a symbolic link of the Videos folder of my user redirected to this position.

But now: whenever I delete a file in any of those folders, it cannot be moved to trash but instead has to be deleted immediately.

How on earth can I get a trashcan on other partitions???
It IS working on USB devices, but why not here?

I consider this to be a bug.
More specific: it is a Nautilus bug to simply state "cannot move to trash, do you want to delete immediately?" - I expect a REASON why it cannot be moved to trash so I can DO something about it!

The lack of information is really a bug, in case anybody does not consider the behavior of the trashcan to be a bug!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: nautilus 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.44-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jun 19 18:52:14 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Zordid (zordid-gmx) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Jakob Unterwurzacher (jakobunt) wrote :

nautilus will automaticall create a
directory on the filesystem unless it does not have the permissions to do so.
sudo chmod 777 /homehdd
should fix that.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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