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Old 11-06-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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wont let me delete


So my windows was wrecked so now i boot slax off a cd. I have one harddrive which is partioned one partion is a recovery thing. My problem is that i cannot seem to copy,modify or delete anything on my main partion. I try going to properties to change permissions but it just wont change for me how can i do it??
 
Old 11-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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That's probably because your knoppix user is not the user of the main partition... this would be done to protect you. You can unmount the partition and then remount it with the appropriate properties (man mount) or use chmod from the commandline as root (man chmod). Or modify the main filesystem as root?

Your main issue here will be copying those critical files to backup media preparatory to a linux install right?
 
Old 11-06-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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ok... that sounds alright but it doesnt really make sence to me as a im new to linux
 
Old 11-07-2007, 01:01 AM   #4
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mount command

Hi,

try look on some examples about mount command . There is also example how to remount partition

Also check chmod linux command for more info.

hope this helps
 
Old 11-07-2007, 06:50 AM   #5
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Do you know how to open a terminal?
Do you know how to issue admin level commands in Knoppix?
 
  


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