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Thread: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

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    Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    I'm honestly not sure if this is the right forum, but i figured this is such a simple question someone here would know. I'm using puppy wary 5 to get files from a broken windows xp system. I can access the internal hard drive but when i plug in an external hard drive and try to copy i get an error: "cp: cannot create regular file `/mnt/sdg1/janece 1979.jpg': Read-only file system" (sdg1 is the external hard drive)

    I'm guessing i just have to set it to not be read only... But I can't figure out how.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Hash_Burnswell; February 18th, 2012 at 08:35 PM.

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    I don't know what your issue is but can I suggest that you try an Ubuntu Live CD and see if that works. I would suggest Ubuntu 10.04.

    It must be worth a try.

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by cogier View Post
    I don't know what your issue is but can I suggest that you try an Ubuntu Live CD and see if that works. I would suggest Ubuntu 10.04.

    It must be worth a try.
    That is the first thing i tried. Cd/dvd drive is dead or something. I borrowed this puppy usb from a friend. The comp wont boot from cd. I can only usb boot =/

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    What is the filesystem on the external HDD? My guess is that Puppy might not have proper NTFS support, I haven't tried Puppy so I don't know.
    You can try to do this to remount the HDD as RW
    Code:
    sudo mount -o rw,remount /mnt/sdg1/
    EDIT: Ubuntu boots from USB too. Try Unetbootin
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus Torvalds
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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisiano View Post
    What is the filesystem on the external HDD? My guess is that Puppy might not have proper NTFS support, I haven't tried Puppy so I don't know.
    You can try to do this to remount the HDD as RW
    Code:
    sudo mount -o rw,remount /mnt/sdg1/
    EDIT: Ubuntu boots from USB too. Try Unetbootin
    So i just paste
    sudo mount -o rw,remount /mnt/sdg1/
    Into the console?

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    If you are already root then you can omit sudo. But yes, that's all. If Puppy has RW support for the filesystem you have on your external HDD then it should work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus Torvalds
    "Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    I'm going to get a larger usb and boot ubuntu. Thanks for all the advice.

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    Just a thought, you may have tried already but , check that the computer is set to boot from CD/DVD drive in BIOS settings, and choice is saved to CMOS before exiting BIOS settings.

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    Re: Puppy Wary 5 noobie help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by winh8r View Post
    Just a thought, you may have tried already but , check that the computer is set to boot from CD/DVD drive in BIOS settings, and choice is saved to CMOS before exiting BIOS settings.
    I had to set it to boot from usb. But thanks for the advice.

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