Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have a RH 8.0 system. I have encountered the following problem on a regular basis:
I have a Sony Microvault USB device which uses a 32 MB vfat file system. I use this to take files home from work occasionally. I am able to mount it without a problem, and some days it works alright. However, sometimes it appears to have corrupted data on it or something, and I have problems. When I use GNOME to try to copy files to my harddrive, sometimes it just hangs. If I try to click cancel, nothing happens. The rest of GNOME keeps working, but the folders involved in the transfer are stuck in the copying process, and can't be unmounted or used for other purposes. Thinking that GNOME might be the problem, I tried cp'ing the files command-line style. It sticks there too, and killall cp doesn't stop it either. The only way to stop the process is to reboot, and sometimes GNOME won't respond and I have to reboot old school.
I don't think that the problem is really corrupted data, because it should just transfer over the bad data. I don't think it is a hardware problem with the Microvault, because it works fine transfering files between Windows computers. Frankly, whatever the problem is, my big dissapointment is that Linux would get stuck in such a simple function as cp! How do I get out of this process? If killall -f cp doesn't work, what will?
I'd appreciate any help offered, either on the copying problem or just how to cancel out of the copying process.