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I still have not resolved the problem. 1. Once I connected the external drive (shown as media/sdg1), should I have reused the following code in console to mount it? sudo ...
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    I still have not resolved the problem.

    1. Once I connected the external drive (shown as media/sdg1), should I have reused the following code in console to mount it?

    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h

    2. I typed the code which you advised in console and had the following responses

    umount /dev/sdf1 ......Seemed OK. No message

    mkdir /media/sdf1 ..... Message .....Cannot create directory "/media/sdg1" file exists

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdf1 /media/sdf1 -o defaults,umask=0.....message ....mount: only root can do that
    I tried from boot drive and Knoppix drive without success.

    What am I missing/not understanding here?

    Regards,

    Casanfra

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    Please note that I typed sdg1 not sdf1 into the codes

    Regards

    Casanfra

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    mkdir /media/sdf1 ..... Message .....Cannot create directory "/media/sdg1" file exists
    You cannot create a folder (an address) that already exists.

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdf1 /media/sdf1 -o defaults,umask=0.....message ....mount: only root can do that

    Only the root, or administrator can mount drives. To become root, type su and then give the root password.

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    Post the output of this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h
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    I followed your advice and can now see the HD drives (shown as sd1, sd5, and sd6)with all their folders and files. I can also copy and paste between them.

    I then connected an external HD (IDE) via USB (shown as sdf1 on the desktop). Although I can see all the folders and files on this drive, I cannot write to it. When I try I get a message that the medium is write protected. Do I have to mount this external drive, and if so, how?

    My aim is to use the KNOPPIX disk to get access to an old PC which has a corrupted Windows file and copy some of my files to the external HD.

    Again, your advise would be appreciated.

    regards,

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Did you gain root privileges before trying to access partitions of External disk?
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