Awhile back my Ubuntu stopped booting and gave me the error message:
"run-int: /sbin/init: I/O error"
I have not attempted to fix it for awhile and all a sudden today it now reads:
"BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubntu1) built in shell (ash) enter help for a list of built in commands"
I dont care about getting this thing to boot again, I just need to get all my files(Docs, Pictures, Videos etc...) off and onto an external.
When I load a liveCD, I can see all the files on the drive, but when I tried to copy my entire home directory over to the external, only about 18gbs of 200gbs copied. The rest said I didnt have permission. Seemed random as to which files allowed me permission and which didnt.
Anyways, if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Again, I just want to be able to get these files onto an external so I dont lose them. Keep in mind I am a linux newbie, so I am not too strong with the command line or advanced stuff, but I am willing to try!