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Old 04-26-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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USB Drives Mount but...

Knoppix LiveCD...

When I plug in my two different usb drives they both mount just fine. I can see and view the files. I cannot however create a folder or "write" to the drives.

I then being the "computer guy" that I am checked the permissions on the drive. The first time I booted were read-only, so I changed that and made sure all the permissions were set for write access.

This is to no avail. I am fixing to install Linux on this computer, but I need to save some of the old files from the corrupt Windows installation. Please help me!

Old 04-27-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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"The first time I booted were read-only, so I changed that and made sure all the permissions were set for write access.

where did you change permissions for the drive??
Old 05-03-2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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Are you signed in as root or a regular user? Whichever originally "owned" the files copied to the USB drive also "own" the drive... Sign in as the user, root or regular user and I believe you will be able to do what you want with the files...



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