cannot copy from NTFS to FAT32 USB drive
Greetings. My knoppix 5.01 booted up from the CD spectacularly well on my HP D325 Athlon. I was astonished because various other linuxes refused to get beyond the first few lines, a kernel problem. I was doubly surprised since this machine is supposed to boot linux, or I think a RedHat and Suse versions from probably 6 years ago or so?
I would like to copy the 10 GB's of Windows XP SP2 using NTFS to a 16 GB USB Sandisk drive. And it's been very difficult all around. My ignorance astounds me. I find that the USB drive really cannot handle more than 4 GB files so that leaves out a backup program. And there are no free clone programs that handle USB flash drives. And my Maxtor utilities won't recognize the USB and on and on. And my Western Digitial clone utilities won't recognize the Maxtor unless I add another drive and then that might work, but probably not with the USB.
So I set all the permissions on the USB to write and what not. But I cannot even create a directory.
I feel so stupid. I used to do a little linux and unix so I am a bit familiar with the console but that was about 10 years ago when I stopped.
I am always missing a driver. Right now I have a Linksys wireless USB adapter, Linksys WUSB54GC, which works well with Windows XP but I guess I will try to find linux drivers for it. It would help to be online when asking linux questions.
So my question is:
How do I copy the Windows XP directories from a NTFS hard drive to a FAT32 Sandisk USB flash drive?
I can read the files in both but cannot write. And everything is set to Executable and write permissions and whatever else I can turn on, excepting the Special Sticky stuff.
I see them both in Knoppix, hda, and sba, but I am not able to do anything.
I went to console. su. and tried to do a md but I am not familiar with this shell. And man for make directory did not work well. When I tried to create a directory, I get an error message than it cannot be created, using the Create command in the graphical interface.
So I am coming to this forum since I cannot do the most simple of things. And I am not sure where to find the information for this stuff.
It's too bad there is not a multi-layered HTML hierarchy FAQ so one can find one's level and go from there. Or is there?
It's funny, years ago, I can recall having this same kind of problem. Except then it was a tape mount problem. The information is a little easier now but it's still difficult and I wonder why.
did i say something wrong?
I wrote a long rambling question about XP NTFS hda transferring files to a USB 16 GB key with FAT32.
Not a single reply. I'm crushed, just crushed, like a poor turkey before Thanksgiving.
I can't figure out what I'm doing incorrectly. I used to copy files in linux and unix, so theoretically I once did something correctly.
Maybe I need to remember the shell I used to use? Was it cshrc or something like that? Have to find my unix notes.
when in doubt, talk to oneself
Probably Thanksgiving weekend is a tough time to get free advice about Knoppix linux.
Now I once did this. In fact, I remember using Knoppix linux to bring a Windows system back from the dead. And it was one of the first Live-CD's I used back then. Probably did this on Windows 98se.
The 16GB key is probably also a factor. Should not be for linux. I ran MaxBlast and it recognized all the drives under XP but the 16GB USB key, which is interesting in an unpleasant way - since I got the 16GB to make back-ups in the first place, clone a little drive.
I'll probably buy a USB drive and in this particular case, just put another drive in the case and clone, a poor man's RAID system, kind of, barely.
Well, alter ego, what do you think?
And there really is no linux HTML WWW bible out there in Google land? Say it ain't so.