Gaining Permissions to copy from HDD to HDD?
First- I'm a total Linux newbie. I took the time to read a few pages of these forums, but I didn't find anything that I was sure would apply to this.My problem:
I have an XP OS installed on an HDD with all my files and programs. This HDD does NOT boot. I have a new HDD, with another XP OS installed. The new HDD is almost blank- just very basic files are in there. I am using KNOPPIX to try to copy my Documents and Settings, Program Files, etc (basically all my media) from my non-bootable old HDD to my new HDD. I want to copy everything I can besides the actual Windows files (cause it would probably copy the boot error). When I try to copy some of the files, for instance videos from my old user desktop to my new user desktp, using KNOPPIX- I get informed that I do not have permission to do so. I right-clicked the folders/files and changed the permissions (or at least tried), but then I was informed that I do not have permission to change the permissions. Basically I am being denied access to most of my files on my old HDD that I would like to copy to my new HDD.
I have heard that maybe a USB/IDE cable could help (I don't have one though). But, I would much rather try to copy the files using KNOPPIX. I have been trying to solve this for weeks- PLEASE help me ; ;.
P.S.- Sorry if this is a stupid question or if I missed a thread which answers it.