File copy error from USB hard drive
I'm running Ubuntu and wiped my machine to do a fresh install of Hardy Heron. I've got everything up and running, except there is one file I cannot copy back onto my hard drive from my external USB drive. It's a VirtualBox hard drive image (.vdi) file that is about 16GB.
When I click on file properties it shows its correct size (and I know the original copy completed because I sat through it). But when I try to copy it back in the Nautilus file browser, it always comes up with this error at 2.0GB into the transfer:
Error while copying "Windows Vista.vdi"
There was an error copying the file into /home/username/.VirtualBox/VDI/WindowsVista.VDI
When I click show more details, it says
Error reading from file: Input/output error
I tried being clever and creating an archive file to transfer it over, but it would never complete creating the archive. I also tried creating an ISO file with KISO, but that showed that the vdi file was only 3.6 GB.
I've also tried using dd copy to get my entire usb hard drive onto my hard disk as an image file. I type in the command:
sudo dd if="/media/Bodhi Drive" of=image.img
And I get this error message:
dd: reading `/media/Bodhi Drive': Is a directory
0+0 records in
0+0 records out
0 bytes (0 B) copied, 0.00070268 s, 0.0 kB/s
Last edited by Jugney; 04-27-2008 at 12:08 PM.