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Old 05-09-2008, 10:20 AM   #16
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trying to sustitute hdb8 with sdb8 this is what I got:

jv@siduxbox:~$ scp -r jv@10.0.0.10:/dev/hdb8/home/jv/miro /dev/hda14/home/jv/movies/miro
jv@10.0.0.10's password:
scp: /dev/hdb8/home/jv/miro: No such file or directory
jv@siduxbox:~$ scp -r jv@10.0.0.10:/dev/sb8/home/jv/miro /dev/sda14/home/jv/movies/miro
jv@10.0.0.10's password:
scp: /dev/sb8/home/jv/miro: No such file or directory
jv@siduxbox:~$ src -r jv@10.0.0.10:/dev/sdb8/home/jv/miro /dev/sda14/home/jv/movies/miro
bash: src: command not found
jv@siduxbox:~$ scp -r jv@10.0.0.10:/dev/sdb8/home/jv/miro /dev/sda14/home/jv/movies/miro
jv@10.0.0.10's password:
scp: /dev/sdb8/home/jv/miro: Not a directory
jv@siduxbox:~$

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #17
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/dev is where the actual device drivers should live. Usually there isnt a home directory under /dev/[devicename] but I am not familiar with that flavour of linux. On the local machine you are copying from can you navigate to the directory you are trying to move and run

Code:
pwd
Then paste the output to this thread.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 10:54 AM   #18
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Further to your suggestions I tried to install a ftp server and Sidux's Kpackage proposed 'wu-ftpd' which I installed. Please note that I do not feel very happy with kde or konqueror but I can insist and proceed with them.

Anyway I cannot find it as an application in my system ! So I do not know how to use it.


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Old 05-09-2008, 11:04 AM   #19
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sowell,

On the local machine you are copying from can you navigate to the directory you are trying to move and run


How do I 'navigate' ? I can 'open' the directory that I want to move/copy which is miro on machine 10.0.0.10 but how do I 'navigate' ?


Sorry for my lack of basic knowledge, I suppose you should inform me what to read to get the basics. Probably a book about computing in general that I can download from the net. That would make things much easier for me.


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Old 05-09-2008, 11:20 AM   #20
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sowel,

terminal-as$-miro-enter I get one line like this:
INFO Connecting to /home/jv/.miro/sqlitedb


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Old 05-09-2008, 11:25 AM   #21
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sowel,

I think I navigated without drowning. I got:

jv@siduxbox:~$ pwd miro
/home/jv
 
Old 05-09-2008, 01:52 PM   #22
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When working with moving/copying/reading/running files, the path starts at the root directory /. You don't use the device files in the path for accessing files, so if you take what you had already tried, but start at the root directory rather than the device files, you will have something like this.
Code:
jv@siduxbox:~$ scp -r jv@10.0.0.10:/home/jv/miro /home/jv/movies/miro
Give that a try and see if it works. don't worry about messing anything up, the worst that can happen is it will tell you file/directory not found.

If this works and you have further questions on the difference between using the root file system as the start of your path and using device files, let us know and we can explain it more.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 04:19 PM   #23
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When working with moving/copying/reading/running files, the path starts at the root directory /. You don't use the device files in the path for accessing files, so if you take what you had already tried, but start at the root directory rather than the device files, you will have something like this.
Code:
jv@siduxbox:~$ scp -r jv@10.0.0.10:/home/jv/miro /home/jv/movies/miro
Give that a try and see if it works. don't worry about messing anything up, the worst that can happen is it will tell you file/directory not found.

If this works and you have further questions on the difference between using the root file system as the start of your path and using device files, let us know and we can explain it more.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 04:49 PM   #24
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@everybody that helped,

Implementing the last advice it worked !!!! All miro files to my knowledge were copied beatifully, 23.6 GiB, no errors stated, at about
11.5 MiB/s which is roughly 46 times my 2048Kbit/s (256KB/s) theoretical download rate ! It took around 40 minutes.

I must say that I am amazed. Lately I had to erase 60 GiB of video files as they would not play after an upgrade of miro at a certain distro, no matter what I tried.

A great thank you to everyone.

This was a very good lesson for me and will appreciate if I can be informed how to access the ftp server that I installed.

Questions I do have many, the problem being that I did not have any tutoring regarding computers, so I am quite confused as to where to start.

I did download FreeBSD's Handbook which includes Unix commands. I feel though that some basic information is needed before I
get involved with that.


thanks a lot again, I do have another pressing but easier question that I will post in a few days time, to give some breathing space to all of you in this wonderful site.


A very happy illiterate borgibo
 
Old 05-09-2008, 04:58 PM   #25
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Implementing the last advice it worked !!!!
Congratulations!
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I did download FreeBSD's Handbook which includes Unix commands.
Handbooks can be a bit boring, but they are a good start. Better sometimes just to use a search engine for the problem in front of you Eg "Linux Networking", and then "follow your nose".
Have fun!
 
Old 05-09-2008, 05:00 PM   #26
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Can I just point out that the format was pretty clearly laid out in posts 5 and 7 (without the /dev crud), and had you read with due care what people spent time writing, you would have been sorted a couple of days ago

Happy hunting
 
Old 05-09-2008, 05:02 PM   #27
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Good I'm glad that worked. As far as learning, if I recall, you are using sidux which is based off of debian. I would look into your local library to find a general linux book as there will be some differences with freebsd and linux.

Also, some learn best by trying and doing, so if you want to learn more (which it appears you do), check out all the resources on this site. There are tutorials, articles, and of course the forums. Find something that interests you and work on it.
Also, google has a linux search page at
www.google.com/linux. And of course when you are ready, the forums are here to help you with your next adventure.

Last edited by jonlake; 05-09-2008 at 05:35 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 05:35 PM   #28
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Well here I am back after having watched an old time cartoon with miro in the recepient machine from the files just copied !

So it works as well !


Happy borgibo
 
Old 05-10-2008, 07:16 AM   #29
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I return for the nth time to express my thanks to everybody here who have tickled my brain with their suggestions and made it possible for me to find the following information:

strategy to replace mobo, by dgermann the 12-02-07 from LQo

How to move/home to new partition, by frazelle09 the 05-01-2007 from LQo

From www.google.com/linux all kind of information about ftp server.

For the first two I planned to place a question ( thread? ) in this forum which will now be possibly unesessary. Have not studied the instructions yet.

You know for some body totally uninitiated in computers like me, sources information like that is a gold mine.


Thanks and have a nice day,


borgibo the illiterate.
 
  


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