I just converted to Linux from Windows, and glad to be here
I think I may have screwed up with regards to how I installed my Debian package. I was playing it safe with my initial install, so as of right now I'm actually running my new OS from a USB Stick.
Now that I see that my system hardware was compatible, I want to go ahead and install it on my hard drive and wipe out my terminally damaged windows OS. This really leads me to two questions.
Can I transfer the files from the usb stick to my hard drive without having to do another complete install?
Secondly, I noticed that when I was in my desktop under the computer tab, my 60gb hard drive was not mounted. I guess which doesn't really surprise me since I'm operating off a usb stick. So I tried to mount it through disk utilities and it came up with an error saying that permission was denied. I tried opening a root terminal and coding it that way, but I'm very unsure of what to enter. I've been reading man pages and install guides for the last 4 hours now, and I still haven't come across an answers.
I haven't put too many extras into this install yet, so if the easy answer is to just reinstall it directly to the hard drive, then I guess that would be no big deal. Thanks for taking the time to read this and any advice or instruction would be greatly appreciated.