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Old 09-24-2009, 01:36 AM   #1
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Red face how do i retrieve files using my tremainal?


i figured out the proble with my laptop, the xserver won't boot. the pakage is either uninstalled or broken, and i have no idea how to fix that. so instad i want to go in from my tremanal and save all my files to my flash drive. does anyone have an idea how to do that?
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:12 AM   #2
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i figured out the proble with my laptop, the xserver won't boot. the pakage is either uninstalled or broken, and i have no idea how to fix that. so instad i want to go in from my tremanal and save all my files to my flash drive. does anyone have an idea how to do that?
The first and most important thing is to learn how to spell common English words.

I am still trying to run a "tremanal" to search for an "xserver" but there doesn't appear to be a "pakage" with that name. So "instad" of trying to do that, I realized the "proble" was with my typing, which the computer could not interpret. So I took a few minutes to learn how to spell the required commands, and suddenly everything is working again.

Computers are slavishly, strictly literate in a simple-minded sort of way, and possess no ability to grasp the meaning of lazily typed non-commands. r u getting it? WTF? OMG!

This may seem unresponsive and impertinent, but there is no chance for us to help you unless you accept a responsibility to press the keys on your computer keyboard in a particular way. Without that effort and discipline, your problems will multiply like starlings and the sky will grow dark.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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Which distribution are you using ?

You need to mount the flashdrive

In a terminal type
Code:
tail -f /var/log/messages
plugin the flashdrive
Look at the output on the screen.
You should see something like
Quote:
Sep 24 10:38:18 cannabis kernel: [ 1995.620138] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
Sep 24 10:38:18 cannabis kernel: [ 1995.622584] sdc: sdc1
Sep 24 10:38:18 cannabis kernel: [ 1995.668924] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
Sep 24 10:38:19 cannabis kernel: [ 1996.907227] EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
press CTRL-C

type
Code:
mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt
cp files_you_want_to_copy /mnt
Replace "sdc1" with the output on your screen

When you are done, unmount the flash drive
Code:
umount /dev/sdc1
remove the flash drive

Good luck

Last edited by repo; 09-24-2009 at 04:50 AM.
 
  


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