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Old 12-14-2008, 04:36 AM   #1
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Smile using linux "LIVE CD" cannot read & copy non english character file,solution?


Hi, i am using systemrescuecd 1.1.2 linux LIVE CD to boot my current system, purpose is to read & move & copy my current system HDD(winxp) non english character word, like chinese word, japanese word... to other media.

I can mount to that HDD partition(ntfs) read&write:
# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1

But during copy the file & folder which is not the english character then having a errors:
INVALID ARGUMENT

Any method to let's me read & write on non english character, by using linux LIVE CD like systemrescuecd linux or other distro LIVE CD?


Thank u.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 04:56 AM   #2
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What is producing the "invalid argument"?
What is the "other media"?
How are you trying to copy?
 
Old 12-14-2008, 05:19 AM   #3
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Hi guru Simon Bridge,

1. What is producing the "invalid argument"?
during i copy files from my current HDD the files & folder which is not the english character, is a chinese word or japaneses word to usb pen drive, then having this error, but copy the english character files&folder is ok.

2. What is the "other media"?
my other media is usb pen drive, second SATA HDD.

3. How are you trying to copy?
# cp -avr /mnt/sda1/document /mnt/sdb1

***/mnt/sda1/document inside this folder have many files include normal english word character files&folder and also have other language character like chinese word, japaness word files&folder. But just can tranfer files which is in normal english word character files&folder.


How to make my current linux LIVE CD to be able read other then english character language files&folder like chinese word, japaness word...

Thank u guru simon.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 06:03 AM   #4
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How to make my current linux LIVE CD to be able read other then english character language files&folder like chinese word, japaness word...
You can't - it is read-only.

Other live CDs are more flexable - consider knoppix.
I don't know if the Ubuntu live desktop has asian language support - you can look, language support is one of the things they are supposed to be good at. OR you could try B2D Linux - a Taiwanese live distro mased on Knoppix, and you can get it from LQ.

I take it the troublesome files are labelled in unicode?

If you just want a backup, consider copying the entire drive with dd. This command doesn't care what the file names are. You could also try archiving the top documents directory, and copying the zip file.
 
  


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