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Old 09-02-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
Le_Petit_Lapin
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Knoppix Mount Question


Right, basically the situation is I have an NF7 motherboard, I dont have the driver disk for it though.

Earlier I was installing WindowsXP Professional, worked fine, until I got into the desktop enviroment, where I realised that my network interface was part of my motherboard, and not having the driver disk, I couldnt get online to install updates.

So I put Knoppix in the CD drive, and downloaded the Motherboard Drivers to the Knoppix Desktop. What I want to do now is move those files to a Partition on my second hard drive (hdb) that I just created in QtParted (Fat32, so I can read it from Windows).

The PROBLEm is that when I try to Copy and Paste the driver pack across it tells me I cannot write to /mnt/hdb1*filename*.


WHY IS IT TELLING ME THIS? And how do I rectify the situation?

Word your awnsers as if your talking to a 3 year old, its late and I'm not very good with Linux yet.

Thanks to anyone who can give a quick awnser!
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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Argh? No One?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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Open a console and issue

mount

with no arguments. It will show you what is mounted and where. From there you might be able to
figure whether your partition is mounted read-only or not.
you can post here the output of mount, so we can have a look at it, also.
Good luck.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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The Output:

/dev/root on / type ext2 (rw)
/dev/cdrom on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro)
/dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro)
/ramdisk on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,size=407076k)
usb on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw,devmode=0666)
automount(pid412) on /mnt/auto type autofs (rw,fd=4,pgrp=412,minproto=2,maxproto=4)
/dev/hdb1 on /mnt/hdb1 type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev)



So it is actually mounted. I dont know what (ro,nosuid,nodev) means though.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:39 PM   #5
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Re: Knoppix Mount Question

Quote:
Originally posted by Le_Petit_Lapin
Right, basically the situation is I have an NF7 motherboard, I dont have the driver disk for it though.

Earlier I was installing WindowsXP Professional, worked fine, until I got into the desktop enviroment, where I realised that my network interface was part of my motherboard, and not having the driver disk, I couldnt get online to install updates.

So I put Knoppix in the CD drive, and downloaded the Motherboard Drivers to the Knoppix Desktop. What I want to do now is move those files to a Partition on my second hard drive (hdb) that I just created in QtParted (Fat32, so I can read it from Windows).

The PROBLEm is that when I try to Copy and Paste the driver pack across it tells me I cannot write to /mnt/hdb1*filename*.


WHY IS IT TELLING ME THIS? And how do I rectify the situation?

Word your awnsers as if your talking to a 3 year old, its late and I'm not very good with Linux yet.

Thanks to anyone who can give a quick awnser!
Right click on the icon for the hdb1 and change the permissions to read/write from read only. Alternatively save the file to /home/knoppix/ then in a console window (clam shell icon on the taskbar) then type in sudo mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1 and enter key then sudo cp /home/knoppix/name_of_file_saved /mnt/hdb1/ and enter key again to actually copy the file to the root directory of the drive.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:48 PM   #6
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...a little paitience...15 minutes are not much...

you should check, if the drive you are trying to copy the file to is mounted read/write...

Knoppix by default mounts all drives it recognizes - but in read-only mode (as I remember) - as a security issue

the drive-icons on your desktop have a menu accessible with right-click - there you can change the mode the drive is mounted - after you changed anything you will need to unmount it and mount it again...to make the change effective

I cannot be more specific - it has been a while since I used it and I'm not using KDE (the graphical Desktop environment you are in when using Knoppix)

you can do it on command-line in a terminal too - but you will need to get root for this to work...

it is done by typing "su"

then you can unmount and mount drives how and where you want
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:36 PM   #7
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/dev/hdb1 on /mnt/hdb1 type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev)

its mounted read only. You have to change it to read-write following happytux. then it will look like this:

/dev/hdb1 on /mnt/hdb1 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev)
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:58 PM   #8
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