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Old 06-13-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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saving info from koppix


just wondering if there was a way to save koppix information from the cd boot up distro?
maybe if there was a spot on the hdd that i held specially for this purpose?

or does everything get reset to factory default everytime i reboot?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 10:40 AM   #2
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Create a persistent Home directory. If you have a flash/jump drive use it, that way you can take you info with you where ever you go.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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You can just mount any of your hard disk drives using the mount command like wise :

# mount -t <file system type> <source drive> <mount point>

for instance,
# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/drive1

and can store data in that mount point location.
But this mount works only temporarily, so need the enter the same entry in your /etc/fstab file, for permanent, if you dont want to mount each time you enter your linux box.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:18 AM   #4
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thanks guys. my hdd's are mounted automatically.. but for some reason are read only.. is this because they're fat32? if i created a ntfs partition would it help?
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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No you have to change the permissions to read/write. Headover to the Knoppix forum chances are there is a thread explaining exactly how to do it.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:33 AM   #6
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Here's the link craigevil was talking about: http://knoppix.net/forum/
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but for some reason are read only.. is this because they're fat32? if i created a ntfs partition would it help?
No, they are by default read-only, even if they were a Linux type filesystem. Moreover, a NTFS partition should not be mounted as writeable unless you know what you're doing. But you can try it this way, assuming the harddisks are hda and hdb:
Code:
su
umount /dev/hda
umount /dev/hdb
mount -t vfat -o users,umask=000 /dev/hda /mnt/hda
mount -t vfat -o users,umask=000 /dev/hdb /mnt/hdb
exit
You may tinker with the umask settings if you want.

Last edited by harken; 06-14-2005 at 02:34 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 01:02 PM   #7
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The hd's aren't mounted automatically. Only if you click on a hd icon on the desktop or mount from a shell, they get mounted.
BTW, you can't mount a whole hd, just partitions as in:
sudo mount -t vfat -o users,umask=000 /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
If they are unmounted you can mount them rw with: sudo mount -a
If a partition is mounted you can change to rw with: sudo mount -t vfat -o remount,rw,users,umask=000 /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
Alternatively right-click the icon and IIRC under actions select something like "Change read/write mode"
 
  


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