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Old 08-21-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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knoppix 3.3 read wright problem

Tring to use Knoppix to swap some files from one drive to another (hdb1 to sda1) When i goto copy and past from either drive to the other in KDE it says it cant create the directory, I believe its because of permissions. because i can create files to the desktop with no problem. I know there is a root console but how can i run KDE as root to move the files around? or am i stuck using the console?
Thanks in advance
Rich P
Old 08-21-2004, 09:17 PM   #2
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if you insiste on using konqueror to copy the files, why not run konqueror as root ?

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|(if you get a failed to connect to X error, with a normal console window, run 'xhost +' then try again.
Old 08-23-2004, 05:03 AM   #3
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Usually live cds mount hard drive only with read only permission. If u r trying to write to ntfs partition, it may corrupt the data in it as linux don't support ntfs partition. If u really want to write to ntfs partition or a linux partition go to desktop and right click hard drive icon and uncheck Read only option. To find this option just view all the tabs in the property dialog box like thing. If u think that this reply wrong pardon me. I read it in a website. thanks and good luck
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Thanks i didn't notice the tab with the read wright. Worked great
Thanks again
Rich P


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