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Old 08-11-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
Ross Alan Anderson
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Hi its Ross here,
how do i copy all the files and folders from my Pendrive to my hard drive using LXTerminal. Please show me the correct syntax. i made my Pendrive bootable. the computer boots off the Pendrive, all the necessay files and folders are on my Pendrive.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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not really sure what the end-game is here but this is how to do a standard file copy of all files in a subdirectory:
Code:
cp -r /path/to/source /path/to/destination
the -r is what tells cp to recurse into sub-directories (obviousely you have to change the source and destination specific to your needs).


edit: maybe this should be done while using something like gparted-live-usb so that you can make an image copy of the usb partition rather than file-by-file copy.

else it mite work if you make your source directory / and the destination somewhere under your internal hd mount-point (but there will be random /proc or /dev files that only make sense to a running system).

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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dear schneidz,

thats exactly what i want to do. i want to make an image file on my hard drive off whats on my pendrive so that i can boot off my hard drive rather than booting off my pendrive all the time. how do i achieve this, tell me more.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 09:44 AM   #4
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are you running a live-usb distribution (which one)? most live-usb's have am icon on the desktop labeled 'install to hd'.

this would be risky: but maybe run another live-usb with gparted and copy the usb partition to a partition on the internal hd. or use dd to duplicate the bytes from the usb to the internal hd ?

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