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ripmaster 03-29-2004 04:22 PM

Moving Files To ThumbDrive with Knoppix
I am trying to transfer files from a corupted Windows partition, and transfer them to a thumbdrive with Knoppix 3.3. When I go to transfer the files, I get the Error message: "Could not make directory /mnt/sda1/My Documents" How can I transfer these files. As much detail as possible would be greatly apprieciated (like instead of become root, go to the command line and type what command, and tell where the command line is, sry, total n00b here) and after i can transfer the files, what distro would you reccomend to install on the notebook for begginners?

Tinkster 03-29-2004 05:20 PM

Could please post the output of


mikshaw 03-29-2004 05:22 PM

can you mount the windows partition at all? It looks like you're attempting to mount a subdirectory from the Windows partition instead of mounting the partition this true?

ripmaster 03-30-2004 04:18 PM

i can access the whole windows partition, so im pretty sure its mounted, and replying to tinksters question... im copying from /mnt/hda1/My Documents to a Lexar Media ThumbDrive at mnt/sda1

Tinkster 03-30-2004 07:58 PM

Ummm ... no.

What I want you to do is to go to a console
as root, type mount<enter> and post the output
here so we can see what we're dealing with.


dtpetty 04-02-2004 09:05 AM

By default a usb jumpdrive is set to read only. Assuming the drive is mounted (you see a green triangle on the icon) right click and change the read/write mode.

Hope this helps.

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