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I have a PC with OpenSuse 11.1. Beside root there are two other users on the system.
Now I have installed a new PC with OpenSuse 11.2. Only one user is set up until now. I installed the hard disk from OpenSuse 11.1 into the new PC on IDE Primary Slave, because I wanted to copy some files from the old system. OpenSuse 11.2 has mounted the old disk automatically in /media/disk and /media/disk-1.
The problem is that I canít find any files or directories from the users. I could find only one file from root in /media/disk-1/root/Desktop.
Why canít I see the files? Does it have anything to do with UID or SUID?
Well, I worked as root on the OpenSuse 11.2 system to copy the files, but I can’t find them. I installed the disk with OpenSuse 11.1 back to the other system and checked the permissions and they are all set to –rw-r—r--.
Any other suggestions?
Before I had the idea to connect the old hard disk to the new PC, I tried to transfer the files via the network. I tried samba, NFS, FTP and now scp, but nothing worked. I can ping each PC, but I don’t know how to set up the other services. Maybe I must configure the firewall?
hardware firewalls usually do not apply to internal traffic. Only external traffic. However if the PC's themselves have a firewall like iptables installed then that could be a problem. on the old PC install openssh by running this command as root.
yum install openssh-server
Once you have openssh installed scp should work just fine. The first time you run scp you should get a message about accepting the RSA certificate and you must type yes or no to continue. then it should prompt for a password. Once you enter the password it will transfer the file. Here is an example of what I am talking about.
TESTLAB:~# scp email@example.com:/home/jared/Downloads/README /root/
The authenticity of host '10.1.1.20 (10.1.1.20)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is e1:63:44:61:a5:3b:8e:bb:90:e3:bf:df:dd:2f:a3.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '10.1.1.20' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
README 100% 3654 3.6KB/s 00:00
TESTLAB~:# ls /root
That was the first time that machine has ever done an scp connection to 10.1.1.20 and it asked about the RSA key. From now on if I do an scp connection to 10.1.1.20 it will just prompt for the password.
Last edited by worm5252; 01-26-2010 at 04:20 PM.
Reason: typo correction