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Hi guys: Having a bit of a problem. I need to copy files from my Windows XP CD over to my hard drive where Windows was corrupted. I can copy ...
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    Need to copy files from CD but can't


    Hi guys:

    Having a bit of a problem. I need to copy files from my Windows XP CD over to my hard drive where Windows was corrupted. I can copy the files off the CD fine, but when I go to put them on the Hard Drive it tells me that it couldn't copy the file over. I went into permissions and set them as "Can View and Modify Content" but when I click OK it tells me that I don't have the permissions to do so. So I use the sudo commands and they get me in as root, and I try it again with no luck. I'm getting a little frustrated, this is my work computer that I need and the Windows Installer CD just keeps freezing on me. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Try this:
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    umount /dev/hda2
    mount -t ntfs -o rw /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2
    replacing ntfs with the fs type and hda2 with the hdd.

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    will do. thanks!

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    ok, i gave it a go but still no luck, wont let me do anything but look

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    try this:
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    touch /mnt/hda2/hello

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    standard write support for NTFS is disabled in Linux, if you can enable it, it's still experimental... Couldn't you fix it with dos commands to boot and copy from your installation disk?
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    On knoppix it's enabled.

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