Just use a root terminal, as suggested, login with "sudo su"
A file browser may not be able to do it, but the term can-
Just use either the move or copy commands,
so, if the files are in your home folder and your usb is mounted and the partition is mounted-try this;
"mount rw /dev/hda1 /media/disk" Or "mount rw /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1"
"cp -apR /media/disk/home/files-u-want /media/usb0"
This assumes the hd partition is mounted on "/media/disk" and the usb is mounted on
Also, this is using a Ubuntu livecd-8.04
Last edited by linus72; 06-03-2009 at 07:36 AM.