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I hope someone can help me because I do not quite know where to start.
I recently installed a Hitachi Deskstar 160G HD.
hda1: 2G linux swap swap
hda2: 20G linux native /
hda3: 130G linux native /usr
it appears as though the OS (suse 9.2) is on hda3 while I originally wanted it to be on 2 so that I could keep all of my crap if I reinstalled my os, etc.
I cannot transfer anything (music, movies, & more) to hda3 (access denied). I logged on as root and tried to change the permissions, it said that it could not change settings on a protocol drive. I would just like to save stuff to this drive.
Also, I have a 2nd hd (40G maxtor 34098h4) with a load of crap on it and it was 1 big partition (except for swap). It is currently physically installed but I can't access it to remove files. It does show up in yast under partitions as hdb (hdb1 = 1.6G linux swap, hdb2 = 36.5G linux native), but nowhere else. Under "my computer" there appears to be an extra cd drive but it is not accessible, of course. The 40G will not boot on it's own (also has Suse2) due to failed fsck.
I would like to have most of my files. The 40G works but is going bad (damn those whirring, clicking noises). I don't know the best way but if there is no way to access the 120G partition, I thought about getting the files off of hdb, reformatting hdb as ext3 or whatever, putting everything onto hdb, then reinstalling suse on hda and transferring the crap back onto hda.
Sounds ridiculous and someone else probably has a better idea.
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