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Old 04-17-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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resucuing files from a hard drive using knoppix

hi. im trying to copy some files from my hda drive to hdb from knoppix. I changed hdb to writable but when i go into hda it won't let me access the files in /home/jeff because im not t hat user. How am i suppose to unlock it? The os on hda is fedora core 3. Can anyone help me? thanks for help in advance.
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If you use the root user under knoppix or sudo the copy command you should be able to access anything.
Old 04-17-2006, 08:37 AM   #3
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ok i figured that but it didn't work before i think it was because i was logged in as root in a konsole and tried accessing it on the desktop maybe. If i create a folder oh hdb in /mnt/hdb1/ will i be able to access it from fedora core 3 or will it get confused and think the folder belongs to knoppix like as if it was in the knoppix tree? It's a fresh harddrive. thanks in advance.
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If you create a folder (most likely as root, because that is what you are now), the folder will only be accessible as root once you are back in FC3.

So, once you are back in FC3, log in as root, and chown the folder with -R to whoever you want.
chown -R myuser:mygroup myfolder
UNLIKE in Winslows no matter what system you boot from, root is root, and root is the master and everything, and let YOU do with your computer what YOU want.

Even if you have folders or files which you move from one computer to another, or from one system to the other, while you preserve the ownership, the folders will still be accessible by that user. But you have to make sure that the uid of that user is still the same.



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