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hi, in my friend system there is some problem in the os.so i want to take all the important data.so i run the knoppix live cd and then copy the ...
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    unable to copy the files to the removable hard disk


    hi,
    in my friend system there is some problem in the os.so i want to take all the important data.so i run the knoppix live cd and then copy the file and try to paste in the pen drive.but it didnt copied.when i copy the files from pen drive to hard disk it had copied.wat can i do?please help me.

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    Did you try doing this as root? You may not have permissions to write on the pendrive. How are you trying to copy the files, are you using the command line or a file manager?

    Try launching your file manager as root from the command line.
    Code:
    sudo Konqueror &
    Now you have permission to copy/delete anything within that new window, until you close it, so be very careful
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Did you try doing this as root? You may not have permissions to write on the pendrive. How are you trying to copy the files, are you using the command line or a file manager?

    Try launching your file manager as root from the command line.
    Code:
    sudo Konqueror &
    Now you have permission to copy/delete anything within that new window, until you close it, so be very careful
    ok.how to login in root.and what is the root password.please sir.i am newbie to the linux.

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    Why any of these live Cd distrubution do not have Write access to the mounted drives..?

    eg: Knoppix 5.0
    PcLinuxOS 2007
    even after you install these on your hard drive..?

    and one more question...
    I wanted to install ...Berkly Spice and Magic software on any of these distrubution
    and wants to make it bootable again...(Building Live CD)

    mklivecd ...will produce the custamized option...but only on available packages
    but installation of these softwares on these linux is really an issue...

    If any experts can give me the exact steps to be followed to creat...what i want ...That would be gr8...

    thanks in advance...

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    Hei,
    I found one solution to this problem, When you have mounted any device fat32 file system
    edit the fstab file which will be found in

    /etc/fstab
    Whereever you find ro replace it with rw
    readonly to read/write access

    and restart the system
    If it does not allow you to save the change
    open terminal and type

    su
    <root password>
    vi fstab
    <edit it>



    This is how fstab file will looks like

    /dev/hda2 / ext2 defaults 1 1
    /dev/hdb1 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
    /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto rw,noauto,user,sync 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda1 swap swap
    /dev/hda2 /mnt/c/ fat32,ro,
    pri=42 0 0

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