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    Unsupported letters while file transfer

    Trying to transfer files from an external hardrive to and from a kubuntu hardrive. When files have a non english character, the files will not transfer and I get an error. I found a solution for Ubuntu because I thought it might be similar, but that solution does not work in kubuntu.

    This is the solution for cd rom that i found for ubuntu:

    I am assume you are copying from an CD/DVD.

    Type ALT-F2 to open the Run Command Window
    Type: gksu gedit /etc/fstab
    Enter your password
    In the fstab file, you must find your CD/DVD line, it looks somewhat like this:

    /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

    You must change the 4th column (the one that says user,noauto) and add utf8 support. In my example:

    /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,utf8 0 0

    Remember to not add any spaces. Save file and close the window.
    Try inserting the CD now, files should appear with foreign characters displayed correctly.

    How can I change that to make it work in Kubuntu and with a usb hardrive.

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    Just Joined! ironduke's Avatar
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    usually USB storage devices appear as scsi devices which are designated sd rather than hd but you need to establish which sd device your usb hard drive appears as... and I can't recall how you do that :^) but I'm sure someone else will know.

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