Originally Posted by accessflorida
When you try to access user accounts and drives with the Ubuntu Live CD it's not very friendly, (won't let copy files because you don't have user access) however there is another way.
Open a terminal window and type
This opens the nautilus explorer/browser so you can easily 'see' and get to the drives you need and you can then right click on the folder/files you want, choose 'properties'>'permissions' and change the permissions to 'read and write'.
Now the OS will let copy the data to a memory stick, CD etc.
Accessing the drive will be as easy from your other Suse install as it is from the live CD and a lot faster.
I don't think that going into Nautilus as root will show your the drive though.
In either case, Live Session or from your other install, will require mounting the drive. You do this as root;
or any name you want for the directory. Then;
mount /dev/hda /mnt/rescue
That should mount the drive in your /mnt/rescue directory.
Now you can access that with Nautilus as root.
Problem with that is that you will have all files transfered owned by root.
You will need to chown the suckers sometime. I suggest that you run, again as root;
chown -R user:user /mnt/rescue
where "user" is your user name. This should give your user the ownership of /mnt/rescue and all its contents. This way you can go through them with Nautilus as user, not root, and copy them anywhere you have permission to put files.
When everything is straightened out I would get rid of that /mnt/rescue directory as it is a user owned directory in your system files. Messy. Or you could use the same chown command with "root" in place of each instance of "user". This will return that directory to root ownership and leave it there in case you ever need it again.