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ehdwuld 06-09-2009 07:52 PM

Removing a file on external hd
 
hello ya'll
wonder if anyone could help me out a bit
I was browsing my ext hd with nautilus
and saw i file i wanted to delete
it was part of an old process that horked when the durn kernel
crashed last night
anyways
I selected it
chose move to trash , and nautilus tole me i couldnt
checked permissions and it said it was owned by root

not deterred I opened a terminal
cd'd to the folder that housed the misbegotten file
( ok its a directory.... let me get my terminology correct)
rm -r -i <directoryname>
out put was

[HOST 4.7]# rm -r -i Directoryname
rm: descend into directory `Directoryname/'? y
rm: descend into directory `Directoryname/subDirectoryname'? y
rm: descend into directory `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS'? y
rm: remove regular file `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.BUP'? y
rm: cannot remove `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.BUP': Input/output error
rm: remove regular file `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO'? y
rm: cannot remove `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO': Input/output error
rm: remove regular file `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB'? y
rm: cannot remove `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB': Input/output error
rm: remove regular file `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB'? y
rm: cannot remove `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB': Input/output error
rm: remove regular file `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB'? y
rm: cannot remove `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB': Input/output error
rm: remove regular file `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB'? y
rm: cannot remove `Directoryname/subDirectoryname/VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB': Input/output error


then the
ls
confirms the files are in fact there
hmm
I sure i missed some simple step
root have been able to wax any of it

can any one point me in the right direction

I read at oreillys that the rmdir command was only for empty folders
and the rm -r was for full ones
I used the -i , cuz i recently tried to wax a symbolic link and took out half my home folder

thanks ya'll

chrism01 06-09-2009 08:16 PM

I recommend cd'ing (as root) manually into that dir and running

ls -la

so you/we can see what's going on.

ehdwuld 06-09-2009 08:33 PM

ok did that
heres the out put

drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 2009-06-08 19:31 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2009-06-09 18:22 ..
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18432 2009-06-08 19:31 VTS_01_0.BUP
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18432 2009-06-08 19:31 VTS_01_0.IFO
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6416384 2009-06-08 19:31 VTS_01_0.VOB
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32768 2009-06-08 19:31 VTS_01_1.VOB
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32768 2009-06-08 19:31 VTS_02_0.VOB
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 262504448 2009-06-08 19:32 VTS_02_1.VOB

VIDEO_TS]# rm -f VTS*
rm: cannot remove `VTS_01_0.BUP': Input/output error
rm: cannot remove `VTS_01_0.IFO': Input/output error
rm: cannot remove `VTS_01_0.VOB': Input/output error
rm: cannot remove `VTS_01_1.VOB': Input/output error
rm: cannot remove `VTS_02_0.VOB': Input/output error
rm: cannot remove `VTS_02_1.VOB': Input/output error



ok the ext hd is formated as NTFS sose i can use me winders box with it
would that maybe affect how i move stuff round?

maybe cuz it locked up last night during the process of creating these files

i dunno

but root should have had its way with the files, but din't

dang it

thanks


Edit

windows had no prob removing the file and its contents


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