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Old 09-23-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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trouble with knoppix


hey im running knoppix(trying to save files after a messed up installation) and i cant seem to write to any of my hard drives (internal or external) i have selected for the drives to be writable and they are all formatted using fat32. and i even formatted one of them again with knoppix but it still wont let me write to them, does any one have any idea what to do?

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Old 09-23-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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Have you mounted the drive/s?
$ mount hdx
where x is the drive letter.

EDIT fixed spelling

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Old 09-23-2004, 10:27 AM   #3
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yup. it just keeps telling me cant write to hda1/hda5 etc
 
Old 09-23-2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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Sorry, my mistake you need to be root. So:
$ su
enter root password
# mount hdx

Or you could try
# mount rw hdx

Ask a stupid question, but you have created a mount point, right?

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Old 09-23-2004, 10:38 AM   #5
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unfortunatley you're gonna get a stupid ans, whats a mount point
 
Old 09-23-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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OK.
I'm not all that familiar with the Knoppix menu setup, but here goes.
In the Knoppix 'start menu' go to system - configuration - configure your computer.
It'll ask for your root password. Enter it. When the configuration window opens you should see an option for hard drives, mount points or partitions. Like I said, I'm not sure what Knoppix lists this option as, but it'll be something along those lines. This section is what you want. Here you'll find all your info about your hard drives. Click on the drive you want to write to. There should be an option to 'create mount point'. Create your mount point by typing in /mnt/drivea. When you've done so, there should now be an option to 'mount' the drive you just named. Do so. You'll be able to navigate to the drive through the folder /mnt/drivea.
If at any point Knoppix says that you're goint to change your /etc/fstab file, then that's OK, this is what you want.

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Old 09-23-2004, 10:59 AM   #7
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i got it thanks!!!
 
  


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