Re: Using Terminal To move files
I'll advise caution with the terminal, but I assume you're going to reformat correct? And depending on if you've booted from the Live CD or from the HDD itself, you'd do the following:
If booted off hard drive:
Make sure the external is mounted there, it should show /media/Storage:
Type in the following next: (I'm using cp cause you're probably going to wipe the drive, also so you can verify all your data came over)
Now if you're booting off the live cd, it depends on if the home directory was its own partition, on the root / partition or what not, in which you will need to mount the drive first before we can move any data.
cp -R /home/brian/ /media/Storage/brian
If your drive is /dev/sda1 we need to create a directory and mount it in media:
Then make sure it's the right drive:
sudo mkdir /media/HDD1
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/HDD1
Then make sure the other drive is mounted:
If it's not we'll need to figure out what drive it is set to and mount it like we did above with mount /dev/sda1... which it could be sdb1 etc.
Now once we have all that taken care of do the following:
I did sudo in case it reads permissions from it in which case your regular ubuntu user may not be able to copy/move the data.
sudo mv /media/HDD1/home/brian /media/Storage
Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.