I'd probably do this from the command line anyhow.. "dmesg" will show
you where and how the internal and USB drive got detected, "mount
/dev/sdb1 /media/disk" or similar will mount it. I'd also do the
copying from the command line, it will be a little clearer what's
going on and where it might be having problems eg "cp -av
/media/windows /media/disk" and you can watch the filenames scroll
I am currently trying to recover three hundred media files
from a windows system that keeps rebooting.
With Puppy fire-hydrant the machine ran for a long time
without error. I could access the windows drive and the
files I wish to recover. The usb drive was mounted and had
read write permissions. the problem was I could only copy
ONE file at a time..
ON to Knoppix which also ran well, I could access the
directories and bulk copy the files but could not mount the
usb drive for some bizarre reason.
Went to windows where everything I needed is available but
it started rebooting as soon as it got warmed up.. My next
course of action may be to remove the drive from the machine
so that I can copy the info directly to another drive.
However if some one knows a simple fix for the usb mount in
Knoppix I would like to hear from you.
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